Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. The use of she/her/hers pronouns in some articles is not intended to be exclusionary. Eating disorders can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights.

Center for Change Director of Clinical Services, Nicole Hawkins, PhD Comments on Body Image:

With summer quickly approaching, it seems that many women and men are focused on weight loss and achieving the “swimming suit body.” There is more pressure now on young girls and women to lose weight and achieve this picture perfect image. I have seen girls as young as three years old state that they are fat and ugly. Girls and women engage in unhealthy activities (i.e. dieting, restricting, over exercising, binging, purging, and taking diet pills) in an attempt to keep up with the images and the constant pressure. These behaviors lead to depression and loss of self worth. I would like women to consider a new goal for the upcoming summer months: to focus on achieving inner strength and beauty that comes from building relationships, reaching out to others, and self love rather than weight loss, dieting, and striving for the perfect body. I encourage women to take a moment each day to be kind to yourself and your body, and recognize that your value as a woman is not defined by your size or weight. You deserve better than that!


News & Announcements

CFC Welcomes Two New Members to the Business Development Team
The Center is pleased to announce that Nancy Berry and Cassie Riddle have joined the Business Development team. Nancy comes to the Center with over 13 years experience in the eating disorder industry, including working as a Sales Director, Professional Relations Manager, and Quality Care Coordinator. CFC Director of Business Development, Tamara Noyes, had this to say about Nancy: “We are very excited to have Nancy on our team. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role at the Center, as well as some unique talents and skills that will add an even greater depth to the outreach and communication efforts of Center for Change. Nancy is well loved in this field and we are so pleased that she has joined us!” Nancy will be co-hosting the Center for Change booth at the BEDA conference March 31st – April 2nd in Scottsdale, Arizona and would welcome the opportunity to say hello, so be sure to stop by.

Cassie began working in the field of eating disorders in 2007 and gained outreach and marketing experience working for a residential treatment facility. She is extremely passionate about providing the best possible information and support for those exploring eating disorder treatment for their clients. Cassie is a Cum Laude graduate of Montana State University – Billings, where she earned a B.S. degree in the field of Sociology and was honored during the course of her study by the National Dean’s List for academic achievements. Cassie also serves as a marketing co-chair for the San Diego chapter of iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals). When Cassie is not at work, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband and two dogs.

Utah Dietetic Association Annual Conference
March 31 – April 1, 2011
Ogden, UT
Ogden Eccles Conference Center
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BEDA 2011 National Conference
March 31 – April 2, 2011
Scottsdale, AZ
Concurrent session Friday, April 1, 2011 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Six Spiritual Pathways to Recovery from Binge Eating Disorder – Michael E. Berrett, PhD
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EDCT Annual Forum
April 9th, 2011
Nashville, TN
Opening the Doors to Recovery: Key Interventions for Eating Disorders
Concurrent session featuring Jenni Schaefer & Michael E. Berrett, PhD
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IAEDP – Utah Chapter Event
Thursday, April 21st
Salt Lake City, UT (1174 E 2760 S Suite 14, SLC, UT 84106)
Effective Use of a Multi-disciplinary Eating Disorder Treatment Team in an Outpatient Practice

2011 International Conference on Eating Disorders
April 28-30, 2011
Miami, FL
Intercontinental Miami
Stop by our booth and enter to win Jenni Schaefer’s books!  For more information, click here


Where’s Jenni

Saturday, April 9, 2011
Nashville, TN
EDCT Annual Forum for Professionals – Michael E. Berrett, Ph.D. and Jenni Schaefer will present: 10 Principles of Intuitive Living: A Road Map to Full Recovery from an Eating Disorder from 2:45 PM- 4:15 PM. To register for the conference and for more information, click here.

Friday, April 22, 2011
Orem, UT
Center for Change Family Week
Jenni will be speaking with patients and their family members at Center for Change. This event is not open to the general public.

Friday, April 29, 2011
Miami, FL
Launch of Aimee Liu’s new book Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives at the International Conference on Eating Disorders. Jenni Schaefer contributed to the book and will participate in this special fundraiser for the Academy for Eating Disorders. For more information click here.

Jenni Schaefer
Author, Life Without Ed and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me
Consultant, Center for Change,
Ambassador Council, National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA),

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