ABIDE, Association of Body Image and Disordered Eating


Association of Body Image and Disordered Eating (ABIDE)


About ABIDE

ABIDE is a UC Davis group dedicated to raising campus awareness about how society might influence one’s relationship to one’s body and to food. We offer a holistic understanding of body image and healthy eating in a context that recognizes racial, sexual, gender, (dis)ability, and class identity’s influence in the University community.

We believe that we can prevent and reduce eating disorders and the prevalence of body image oppression through education, outreach, support, and intervention.

The Association of Body Image and Disordered Eating is a committee on the UC Davis Campus composed of representatives from:

  • UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services
  • UC Davis Campus Recreation and Unions
  • UC Davis Dining Services
  • UC Davis Women’s Resources and Research Center
  • UC Davis Student Housing
  • UC Davis Cross Cultural Center
  • Sierra Treatment Center – Sacramento, CA
  • Eating Recovery Center – Sacramento, CA




UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)

UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)

SHCS provides a wide variety of medical, mental health and wellness services to all registered UC Davis students regardless of insurance coverage. Most services are provided through scheduled appointments, however urgent care (services without appointments) for acute medical and mental health needs are also available. Services are provided at two primary locations: The Student Health and Wellness Center and North Hall.

Learn more about SHCS.


Campus Recreation and Unions

UC Davis Campus Recreation and Unions

Campus Recreation and Unions provides wellness and recreation programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of a wide variety of programs, services and facilities. The department aims to cater to all interests in all realms of wellness. Different units under Campus Recreation and Unions include: Informal Recreation, Fitness & Wellness, Equestrian Center, Craft Center, Aquatics, Games Area, Youth Programs and much more!

Learn more about Campus Recreation and Unions.


UC Davis Dining Services

UC Davis Dining Services

UC Davis Dining Services provides resident and retail dining options for all students at UC Davis. Dining Services is available at several different locations around campus and offers a variety of nutritious options for all types of diet.

Learn more about Dining Services.


UC Davis Women's Resources and Research Center (WRRC)

UC Davis Women's Resources and Research Center (WRRC)

The WRRC provides the space and resources for women to explore the intersections of their identities and develop themselves as allies while networking for academic and social advancement individually and within our diverse communities.

Learn more about the WRRC.



UC Davis Student Housing

UC Davis Student Housing

The mission of Student Housing is to provide living, dining and academic support services that facilitate a successful transition to the UC Davis community and foster ongoing learning and life-skill development.

Learn more about Student Housing.


UC Davis Cross Cultural Center (CCC)

UC Davis Cross Cultural Center (CCC)

The CCC fosters the understanding and appreciation for different cultures through multicultural arts and educational programs, symposia, cross cultural workshops, exhibits, and more.

Learn more about the CCC.


Sierra Treatment Center - Sacramento, CA

Sierra Treatment Center

The Sierra Treatment Center provides specialized treatment for people struggling with body image or eating disorders. Services offered include individual and family therapy, family education classes, yoga to heal, and recovery oriented weekly text messages.

Learn more about the Sierra Treatment Center.


Eating Recovery Center - Sacramento, CA

Eating Recovery Center

Eating Recovery Center offers the full spectrum of eating disorders treatment services for female and male adults, adolescents and children, including Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient programs.

Learn more about the Eating Recovery Center.


Our Sponsors

Our sponsors provide support during outreach events through supplying presentations on the area of body image / eating disorders and also occasionally supplying small denominational prizes. Every contributing sponsor is actively involved in education, promotion and awareness of eating disorder recovery. A big thank you to our sponsors:

  • Sierra Treatment Center
  • Montecatini
  • Eating Recovery Center