Remuda Ranch director is March 1 keynote speaker for ISU Eating Disorder and Body Image Awareness Week

Buck Runyan

AMES, Iowa -- A distinguished specialist in the treatment of eating disorders will discuss what eating disorders are — and are not —in a talk at Iowa State University.

Buck Runyan will present "Eating Disorders Simplified" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. His presentation is the keynote address for Iowa State's Eating Disorder and Body Image Awareness Week, and is free and open to the public.

Runyan will give an overview of eating disorders, including the components of addiction, personality and temperament. He also will focus on how to talk about eating disorders in a way that encourages healing and recovery.

Runyan is executive director of Remuda Ranch at the Meadows eating disorders critical care units and inpatient residential programs in Arizona. He has more than 20 years of experience in treating eating disorders, and has served on the board of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals since 2010, including as board president. Prior to joining Remuda Ranch he had a private practice in Southern California.

Runyan's presentation is co-sponsored by the Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness student organization, Division of Student Affairs, Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa and the Committee on Lectures, which is funded by Student Government.

More information on ISU lectures is available online, or by calling 515-294-9935.