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Director of The Thin Commandments to Speak at Screening

Date:2/19/2013

Contact:Rachel Hatch

Diversity Advocacy and Student Counseling Services are collaborating to bring director Darryl Roberts to campus to screen and discuss his newest documentary, America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments. The video will be screened at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

In a follow-up to his film America The Beautiful, Darryl Roberts who examines the cause of our country’s obsession with dieting. America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments also weighs in on the raging debate between doctors who say fat is healthy versus those who disagree.

In the film, Roberts questions experts about the promotion of weight loss surgeries, fad diets, disorderly eating and the Body Mass Index. He asks, “With one of the most advanced medical systems in the world and alternative health modalities at our disposal, is it possible to be healthy at a variety of sizes and weights?”

This event, in association with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and Student Counseling Services' "Be-You{tiful}" campaign, is sponsored by Diversity Advocacy. For additional information, contact the office at (309) 438-8968.


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