In 2012, Tri Delta launched BodyImage3D®, a multi-dimensional approach to body image awareness and education. This initiative encourages a more well rounded, in depth body image to transpire when it serves as the central focal point for three key components: healthy mind, healthy body and healthy spirit.
BodyImage3D kicked off in October 2012 with continued Fat Talk Free® awareness and will continue as a year round effort, each month showcasing a new theme, bringing new challenges and sharing further opportunities for all to strive for and achieve a healthier, more complete body image.
Collegiate chapters received a kit in early fall thoroughly explaining how they can implement BI3D® as a chapter or how individual members can get involved. BI3D is intended to be an ongoing initiative and will provide opportunities for chapters to be creative in how they educate their campus communities about body image each month. BI3D will not take place on a specific date. Rather it will introduce new themes to include articles, newsletters, events, initiatives, challenges, interactive online incentives and program opportunities each month allowing chapters to choose how and when they will engage in sharing body image initiatives among their membership and on their campuses.
The Fat Talk Free pledge and overall message will still be incorporated throughout the month of October. However, our Body Image Manifesto will be introduced with the new initiative and will serve as the ongoing consistent pledge in all elements of the programming initiative.
Taken from the Body Image Manifesto, "I am 3D" will serve as the BodyImage3D tagline or mantra, encouraging individuals to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. This tagline will be used throughout all marketing efforts and will serve as the verbiage on the static cling decals. It implies someone who has committed to be healthy in mind, body and spirit by personally getting involved in the initiative online and by signing the Manifesto.
The Center asked members interested in helping to further our body image initiatives to submit videos to serve as the next face, voice and personality of this new initiative. These women, known as BodyImage3D Ambassadors were brought to Executive Office to shoot video and photo to be used throughout the campaign.
Meet our BodyImage3D Ambassadors and learn why they feel passionate about these initiatives!
Reflections: Body Image Program®
One component of the BodyImage3D initiative is the Reflections: Body Image Program®.
Reflections is currently undergoing some strategic planning with regard to overall chapter implementation and training. Until August 2012, Reflections training occurred during Body Image Academy and chapters had the opportunity to apply for grants to offset the costs of training and implementation. There are no plans to hold Body Image Academy and/or distribute grants at this time as we evaluate how chapters are trained and implement this program in a way that is most efficient and most effective.
Tri Delta chapters will be placed on an implementation schedule during the Fall of 2012. The program will be implemented among Tri Delta's sophomore membership and all chapters will receive Reflections training as outlined on the referenced schedule which will begin in January 2013.
Chapters will be informed of training changes and implementation plans during the Fall 2012.
Body Image Coordinators who have been slated specifically to implement the program should instead be responsible for implementing BI3D initiatives until further plans have been released regarding the Reflections program.
Fat Talk Free® Week
Fat Talk Free® Week is an international, 5-day body activism campaign to draw attention to body image issues and the damaging impact of the 'thin ideal' on women in society. This annual public awareness effort was born from Tri Delta's award-winning body image education and eating disorders prevention program, Reflections: Body Image Program®.
Fat Talk Free events (day or week) is just one of the ways that chapters can be involved in the new BI3D initiatives. Fat Talk Free will kick off and launch Tri Delta's new BI3D initiatives in October 2012. Chapters may host events to support Fat Talk Free anytime in the month of October but the Fraternity will recognize October 22-26 as its official week.