"Every Body's Beautiful" Essay Contest

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Lolo_Librarian

With the goal of bringing attention and awareness to the issue of eating disorders, National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is from February 23rd - March 1st, 2014.  The Palo Alto Medical Foundation, with sponsorship from the Eating Disorders Resource Center, is hosting their annual "Every Body's Beautiful" essay contest for youth.  This contest is open to all boys and girls from 6th-12th grades, and offers prizes of $100, $200, and $300 for the top three entries.  The goal is to share your personal stories, and tell us what the word "beauty" means to you.  All entries must:

  • Answer one or more of the following questions - What do you love about yourself?  Why should others love and accept themselves?  How does the mass media affect your body image?
  • Be 500 words or less.
  • Be typed with 12-point font and double-spaced.
  • Include name, grade, school, email address, phone number, and principal's email/phone.
  • Be emailed to beauty@edrcsv.org by Friday, March 14, 2014.

View the full contest flyer and contact information here: http://edrcsv.org/images/stories/essay%20contest%20flyer2014_small.pdf

Available for check-out from SCCLD or as reference works in the PlaneTree Center, the following books A Parent's Guide to Defeating Eating Disordersare excellent guides for an individual who has, or a parent with a child who has, an eating disorder:

•  Life beyond your Eating Disorder: Reclaim yourself, regain your health, recover for good by Johanna S. Kandel
• Crave: Why you binge eat and how to stop by Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D.
•  A Parent's Guide to Defeating Eating Disorders : Spotting the stealth bomber and symbolic approaches by Ahmed Boachie and Karin Jasper
• Take Charge of Your Child’s Eating Disorder: A physician’s step by step guide to defeating anorexia and bulimia by Pam Carlton, M.D.

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