Past Events

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
BAM General Body Meeting
Location: Matherly Room 18

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
National Keynote Speaker - Ragen Chastain - "The Positive Body: Real Options for Health, Happiness and High Self-Esteem"
Location: Reitz Union, Rion Ballroom B
Through the lens of one woman's journey from nearly dying of an eating disorder to winning three National Dance Championships as a healthy plus-size athlete, Ragen will discuss real options for health, happiness and high self-esteem for people of all sizes, starting wherever you are right now!


Thursday, February 9th, 2012, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
"Every Body Needs a Break" Wellness Fair
This event will feature activity stations : yoga, eating disorder and body image trivia, a mindful eating activity called "Eat Cupcakes, Be Confident!", a creative activity to promote body acceptance, a massage station provided by RecSports, the body peace pledge, and a resource table. Students will receive a t-shirt for completing activities!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
BAM General Body Meeting
Location: Matherly Hall Room 18

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
BAM General Body Meeting
Location: Matherly Hall Room 0018
Come decorate mirror clings with body positive messages with us!

Wednesday, November 9th, 7:30-9 pm
Location: Plaza of the Americas
Come out for a lovely yoga class taught under the moonlit sky!

Sunday, November 13th, 7 am
Location: O'Connell Center
Be Real 5K
We're trying to get a group of BAM members to form a walking team and also to run the BAM resource table at this event

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
BAM General Body Meeting
Location: New Physics Building (NPB) room 1101

Wednesday, October 19th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Come outside and play between classes with BAM and Alpha Epsilon Delta! Redefine exercise and physical activity with fun movement through activities like hula hoop, jump rope, and more. Learn about all the unique ways to move and show your body some love at interactive table at the Reitz North Lawn.
Pre-registration is recommended for the hula hoop movement workshop. Register online at
Walk-in participation for this activity will be availabe as space allows from 3:00-4:30. Other activities do not require registration.

Thursday, October 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Come eat ice cream, socialize, and support the Body Acceptance Movement at the Gelato Company!
Mention BAM and we'll receive a lovely percentage of the sales from that night to help out with future BAM activities!
Location: The Gelato Company - 11 SE 1st Ave.

Wednesday, October 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
What influences your self-esteem and body image? Why does it matter? And, what can you do about it? Dr. Jaime Jasser from the Counseling and Wellness Center will help to answer these questions and introduce ways to challenge self-defeating thoughts that can get in the way of body appreciation and self-acceptance.
Come early or stick around after the presentation to check out our displays and activity tables. Learn about Fat Talk Free Week, campus resources and opportunities to get involved! 
Activities will begin at 6:30 and Dr. Jasser will speak at 7:00.
Location: Reitz Union, 2nd Floor, Grand Salon E

October Events Calendar


Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00 p.m.
BAM General Body Meeting with guest speakers, Karin Kratina and Tracy Brown!
Location: Little Hall Room 101

Tuesday, August 16th at 4:00 p.m.
First BAM E-board meeting of the semester!
Location: Kelly's House (1231 NW 9th Ave)


Final BAM Meeting of the semester!
Friday, April 22nd, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Plaza of the Americas

Health Fair at Girl's Place
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
3:00-4:00 p.m.
BAM partnered with Girl's Place in Gainesville for their Health Fair!

BAM General Body Meeting

Monday, March 21, 2011

5:00 p.m.
Room 101 in the Counseling and Wellness Center on Radio Road (First Floor, next to the GatorWell Office)


Free Yourself: No Photoshop Needed
Thursday, March 17th
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Organized by the Women’s Leadership Council

This event will give you the opportunity to identify unwanted preconceived notions about self-image and what others have to say about it. 

As you walk the path of beauty, you will explore many quotations, videos, and pictures all focusing on the positive and negative aspects of women’s body image. You are sure to experience personal freedom and hopefully you will feel confident enough to destroy the old image of yourself and embrace the true beautiful you with no need for Photoshop.

Embrace Your Body Week: Every Body is Beautiful

February 21 - February 27, 2011

Something for Every Body
Resource & Activity Table

Wednesday, February 16th & Monday, February 21st, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Reitz Union Colonnade, GatorWell Table

Stop by to sign the Body Peace Pledge, pick up your “I <3 my body” button and win prizes. Make a “link of love” in honor of a friend or family member who has struggled with eating or body image concerns. Get body positive tips and resources for yourself or a friend in need.

Cover Girl Culture: Awakening the Media Generation

Film Screening

Tuesday, February 22nd, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Reitz Union Cinema

In this eye-opening documentary, filmmaker and former Elite International fashion model Nicole Clark, exposes the impossible beauty standards set by the fashion and advertising industries. While investigating the deep and negative impact these messages and images have on teens and young women, she provides suggestions on ways we can educate our youth and think critically about the media. Free and open to all UF students, faculty, staff and the public.

It’s Time to Talk About It: How to Help Someone Who Is Struggling
Panel Discussion and Q&A
Wednesday, February 23rd, 7:00 - 8:15 pm
Reitz Union, Room 282

Are you concerned that someone you care about may be struggling with an eating disorder, excessive exercise, or body image concern? If you’ve wondered  “What should I say?”, “Is it possible to say the wrong thing?”, and “What if they won’t listen?”, come to this panel to learn how you can help. Dr. Roberta Seldman from the Counseling and Wellness Center and UF students will share their experiences and answer your questions.  Free and open to all UF students, faculty, staff and the public.

Every Body Needs a Break
Wellness Fair
Thursday, February 24th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm 
Jennings Hall, Basement

After a hard day’s work, come join us for an evening of yoga, massages, art and prizes. Show your body some love by signing the Body Peace Pledge and treating yourself to a cupcake for confidence.  When you embrace your body you can have your cupcake and eat it too! Open to all UF students.

Event sponsors and partners: GatorWell Health Promotion Services, University Athletic Association, Counseling & Wellness Center, RecSports, Body Acceptance Movement, Food Science & Human Nutrition Club, and Women’s Leadership Council.