Active Minds bites back against eating disorders

Eating Disorder Awareness week, hosted by Active Minds organization and the Palomar Health Services Center, kicks off its events on Feb. 25 to 27.

On Tuesday Feb. 25, Active Minds displays their homemade, life-sized, Barbie doll from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Quad.

During the event, the health center is available to speak to students about healthy living choices and provide a free online eating disorder screening, according to President of Active Minds at Palomar Ashley Fisher.

“The 7-foot-tall doll shows the unrealistic and dangerous proportions of a Barbie doll, and the harm it can cause to viewing children,” Fisher said via email.

On Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in MD-221 students will hear from Fisher. Fisher, trained by the National Eating Disorder Association, is presenting a panel discussion entitled “I Had No Idea!” The presentation explains what people need to know about eating disorders, according to NEDA’s official website.

Fisher also added that students will have the opportunity to speak, listen to a personal recovery story and address the misconceptions and concerns regarding eating disorders.

On Thursday Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at California State University San Marcos, an Active Minds representative of San Diego will address questions and concerns about eating disorders for its community.

Questions will be answered by a professional eating disorder representative from Washington, D.C., according to an email from Fisher.

For more information about the Active Minds Organization contact Ashley Fisher at and visit



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