ABIDE, Association of Body Image and Disordered Eating


ABIDE Events


ABIDE hosts several events throughout the year to promote positive body image and to raise awareness on the dangers of eating disorders.

If you wish for us to host a presentation for you, please contact Brian Luu at btluu@ucdavis.edu.

Annual ABIDE Events:

  • Myth of the Freshman 15
  • Celebrate Your Body Week
  • The Great Jeans Giveaway

Look for our next event.




The Body Project

The Body Project is a dissonance-based body-acceptance program designed to help women resist cultural pressures to conform to the thin-ideal standard of female beauty. Supported by more research than any other body image program, The Body Project is also the most effective method of reducing the onset of eating disorders. By joining the program, you form close bonds with your fellow peers and realize your potential beyond aesthetics!

Read the glowing testimonials of past Body Project participants below:

“The Body Project allowed me to realize that all people of all shapes and sizes struggle with body image insecurities. After completing the workshop, I better understand how we are manipulated by the media to believe that our bodies are insufficient. I now know that beauty is truly more than skin deep.” -Shelby M.

"The Body Project was a really memorable experience that impacted my life for the better. I no longer struggle with self-body criticism as much as I used to. It’s a great feeling to be able to walk into a room without feeling the need to compare yourself to others." -Karla F.

Please let us know if you're interested in increasing positive body image and participating in our exciting program by emailing us at ucdstudentabide@gmail.com.

We look forward to your participation in our amazing workshop that has been proven effective at increasing positive body image, while reducing negative mood, eating disorders and unhealthy dieting!


The Great Jeans Giveaway

Great Jeans Giveaway

The Great Jeans Giveaway returns May 11 - 20, 2016. The week will feature fun events like a Crafternoon at the LGBTQIA Resource Center, a kick-off on the Quad, cardio kickboxing and yoga classes at the ARC.

The Great Jeans Giveaway promotes loving our genes and jeans (that fit us). We collect jeans and donate them to WEAVE (Women Escaping A Violent Environment) every spring quarter. A lot of us hang onto jeans that don’t fit us anymore, in hopes of fitting into thema again one day. This event encourages us to love our bodies NOW, and to donate our old jeans to a good cause. ABIDE partners with Gap on this event. People who donate will receive a 25% off coupon to Gap.

Learn more about the Great Jeans Giveaway Events.