National Eating Disorders Week 2019 is from February 25 to March 3. In order to bring awareness to this very important topic, last Friday, March 1, Notre Dame invited guest speaker and parent, Samantha Piazza to speak to students about this issue.
Ms. Piazza works as a therapist at the Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility. She discussed the myths, facts, and stigma around eating disorders and body image with all health classes. Ms. Piazza also hosted an open forum in the Library during Activity Period for all student interested in this topic, including the Feminism Club. It is crucial for students, as teenagers, to be aware of the seriousness of eating disorders and be open to listening to others who may be struggling with these issues. Notre Dame would like to thank Ms. Piazza and the Feminism Club, moderated by Mrs. Harkins, for bringing awareness to this widespread issue.
Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.