Lecture and a Movie: To the Bone

Event Details

Date: January 24
Time: 6:15 to 8:30
Location: Main Street Movies 5, 230 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711
Admission: Free

Lecture and a Movie: Eating Disorders

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Join the University of Delaware at Main Street Movies 5 as we discuss eating disorders. The evening includes a discussion with UD experts and a film showing of “To the Bone.” Eating disorders are very serious illnesses that cause severe disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors. These illnesses come in many types, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders. This topic impacts so many individuals and their loved ones. You’ll have a chance to learn from and ask questions to our experts before watching the film.

You must have registered in advance. This free event is for the local (and UD) community. Please note: Netflix’s Common Sense Maturity Rating for “To the Bone” is Age 15+.

Meet our Panelists

Carly Pacanowski, Ph.D.

Carly Pacanowski, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, Behavioral Health and Nutrition

Dr. Pacanowski’s research interests include prevention of disordered eating/eating disorders in the young adult population, individual’s relationships with their body weight, weight stability or fluctuation over time, behavioral weight-control methods, and obesity.

Sharon Collison

Sharon Collison

Registered dietitian, STAR Health; instructor of clinical nutrition, Behavioral Health and Nutrition

Collison specializes in eating disorders/disordered eating, weight management, sports nutrition, cardiovascular and wellness nutrition.

Michele Juarez-Huffaker, Ph.D.

Michele Juarez-Huffaker, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Center for Counseling and Student Development

Dr. Juarez-Huffaker is a licensed psychologist who has practiced in the Newark and Wilmington areas for the last 17 years. Some of her specializations and interests include eating disorders, depression, anxiety, multicultural counseling and training.

About the film


Ellen is an unruly, 20-year-old young woman with anorexia nervosa who spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time. Determined to find a solution, her dysfunctional family agrees to send her to a group home for youths, which is led by a non-traditional doctor. “To the Bone” is now streaming on Netflix.

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