OCTOBER 23, 2014

An Evening with



"Jenni Schaefer’s straightforward, realistic approach has made her a role model, source of inspiration, and confidant to people across the globe looking to overcome adversity and live more fully. Her bestselling books and her appearances on shows like Dr. Phil and Entertainment Tonight, in publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times, and in anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul have brought a world of hope to men and women seeking real solutions.


One of the foremost motivational speakers of her generation, Jenni has carried her message of self-acceptance and growth through struggle to the campuses of Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, to corporate leaders and mental health professionals, and to audiences ranging from teens to seniors, earning an international reputation for her ability to bring just the right insights and approach to each.

Jenni brings to each appearance a wealth of knowledge, experience, and compassion as well as her trademark sense of humor and her musical background. An active Austin singer-songwriter, she invariably concludes her talks with at least one uplifting song."

"Jenni will be speaking about her latest book, co-authored with Dr. Jennifer Thomas, PhD, Almost AnorexicIs My (or My Loved One's) Relationship with Food a Problem? 


Determine if your relationship with food is a problem, develop scientifically based strategies to change unhealthy patterns, and learn when and how to get professional help when needed with this inviting, hopeful guide.

Millions of men and women struggle with disordered eating. Some stand at the mirror wondering how they can face the day when they look so fat. Others binge, purge, or exercise compulsively. Many skip meals, go on diet after diet, or cut out entire food groups. Still, they are never thin enough.

While 1 in 200 adults have experienced full-blown anorexia, at least 1 in 20 (1 in 10 teen girls!) have exhibited some key symptoms of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder. Many suffer from the effects but never address the issue because they don’t fully meet the diagnostic criteria. If this is the case for you, then you may be “almost anorexic.” Drawing on case studies and the latest research, Almost Anorexic combines a psychologist’s clinical experience with a patient’s personal recovery story to help readers understand and overcome almost anorexia.



Almost Anorexic is a part of The Almost Effect ™ series from Harvard Medical School. The Almost Effect ™ series presents books written by Harvard Medical School faculty and other experts who offer guidance on common behavioral and physical problems falling in the spectrum between normal health and a full-blown medical condition. These are the first publications to help general readers recognize and address these problems."



OCTOBER 23, 2014


7-8:30 PM







RSVP on or before October 17.  Click on button to the right.

To learn more about Jenni, please visit her website:  http://www.jennischaefer.com/

Heartland Chapter of IAEDP Workshop

June 14, 2014

"Clinical Hazzards Of Treating Individuals Who Have Failed After More Intensive Treatment: Tools To Avoid The Crash!"

Des Moines Area Community College, Southridge Campus, 1111 E. Army Post Rd., Suite 400

Additional information at http://heartlandiaedp.com/


2014 National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 20 - 28, 2014

Thursday, February 20

ISU Speaker: Dr. Ralph Carson, Binge Eating Specialist, FitRX

ISU Campus, Sun Room, Memorial Union, Ames, IA

7:00 p.m.

Q & A Panel to follow


Saturday, February 22, 2014

EDCI Awareness Day

Location: DMACC Southridge Center, 1111 E. Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315


8:00 am Registration, Coffee, Silent Auction Opens

Headline Speaker

8:45 a.m. Dr. Ralph Carson, Binge Eating Specialist, FitRX

9:45 a.m. Panel Discussion

Breakout Sessions

10:45 1:00, 2:15 Attend three of four one- hour, unique and insightful sessions

CEU Seminars (4 CEU's)
Cost: $40 (Free to professionals in training, non licensed, if seats available)

8:45-3:15 Professionals (Nursing, Mental Health, Dietitians) seeking CEU credits on the topic of eating disorders will choose one of three intensive four-hour trainings which includes the 8:45 Headline Speaker presentation

11:45 Lunch/Silent Auction
3:15 Balloon Release


Tuesday, February 25

Documentary - "Perfect Illusion"

ISU Campus, 205 Carver Hall, Ames, IA

Time:  7:00 pm

Q & A Panel to follow


Wednesday, February 26

Rock Your Body Wellness Resource Fair and Group Fitness

ISU Campus, State Gym, Ames, IA

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

Enjoy some YOU time! Something for Everyone

Thursday, February 27

Diversity, Body Image, Eating Disorders Discussion Panel

ISU Campus, 205 Carver Hall, Ames, IA

Time: 7:00 pm


Friday, February 28

"Lunch 'n Learn" - Intuitive Eating

ISU Campus, 2021 Human Nutrition Sciences Building (HNSB), Ames, IA

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm



Each of the ISU events will host a table for "Don't Fight Your Genes, Change Your Jeans."  Please donate jeans or other clothing that no longer fits--they will go to a shelter in Des Moines.