Silicon Valley Students Share the Meaning of Beauty
A record number of students from middle and high school throughout Silicon Valley submitted essays on what beauty means to them and how the mass media affects their body image for EDRC's annual essay contest. A distinguished panel of local media, librarians, teachers, and EDRC donors will be carefully reviewing the 143 essays - more than double the number from last year - in the coming weeks. Winners will be announced on May 3rd at the Strong Girls, Strong Women Leadership Conference
at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. This event is free and open to teens and their moms. We would like to thank our sponsors, Kaiser Permanente, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sutter Health, and Santa Clara County Library District, and our awesome committee members, Kirsten Lohse
, Tushita Gupta
, Anna Jeon
, Soo Kim,
and Kira Olson
, for making this year's essay contest a success.
KBAY Honored for Their Community Support
94.5 KBAY receives Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Outstanding Corporate Grantmaker Award at the annual Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. EDRC was honored to join several local nonprofits to nominate KBAY, its dedicated team and beloved Lissa Kreisler
and Sam Van Zandt
for their philanthropic contributions. Lissa and Sam donate hundreds of hours as well as encourage their loyal listener base to become involved with nonprofits and better our community. Congrats and thank you KBAY, Sam, and Lissa! Photo from left: KBAY's Lissa Kreisler and Sam Van Zandt, EDRC Board Members Amy Hsieh and Debi Bingham.
Eating Disorders and Diabetes
Diagnosis of eating disorders in patients with diabetes is a complex task. Recently, EDRC co-hosted an education session for professionals that focused on this topic. One of seventy five attendees shared, “I am grateful to the partnership of EDRC, Center for Hope of the Sierras, and APTED for their comprehensive presentation about diabulimia to a wide audience of therapists, nurses, dietitians, diabetes educators and physicians. Diabulimia is a dangerous combination of type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder, and EDRC is in the forefront of bringing the hidden population of those struggling with it to light and bringing a much needed awareness of it to the community. EDRC is in the forefront of bringing much needed awareness about this dual diagnosis to health care professionals and the community."
--Elizabeth Basile, LMFT
An article on this important topic also appeared in the January/February edition of Santa Clara County Medical Society's The Bulletin.
See page 26 for the piece entitled, The Dual Diagnosis of an Eating Disorder and Type I Diabetes
, by Ovidio Bermudez, MD
and Jennifer Sommer, MS, RD
The Self-Love Diet
For National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) week, EDRC, San Jose State University, and Center for Discovery hosted author, therapist, and motivational speaker Michelle Minero, LMFT
. Eighty students and community members gathered at Martin Luther King Library to hear her presentation on The Self-Love Diet, The Only Diet That Works
. Feedback students gave from the question ‘what new or surprising thing I learned today?’ include, “A self-love diet is not focused on weight but on loving yourself: We are the culture. We can change the culture one person at a time: my body is an instrument, not an ornament.