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      Mizzou events spotlight eating disorders

      The MU Counseling Center set up a Barbie and Ken photo booth to get students more involved with eating disorders awareness.

      Mizzou counselors said eating disorders are becoming more common in the United States.

      This is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

      Several Mizzou organizations are holding a series of events on campus this week to help prevent eating disorders and body image issues.

      Organizers said as many as 20 million women and 10 million men experience an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

      The MU Counseling Center set up a Barbie and Ken photo booth to get students more involved with eating disorders awareness.

      MU Counselor Jenny Lybeck-Brown said, ??That??s just an opportunity for students to come by and put on some fun hats, wigs and glasses and take a picture of themselves in a mock up Barbie box. The box says ??Get Real Barbie and Ken??. The idea behind that is that it shows bodies come in all shapes and sizes. We don??t all look like Barbie, but we are all beautiful.??

      The Barbie and Ken photo booth will be opened again on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Mizzou Student Recreation Complex.