Today marks the beginning of Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW). It runs from today through March 1, 2008. The theme this year is "Be comfortable in your jeans." How many of us have jeans that do not really fit us but buy anyway hoping to fit into them someday or because they are cute? At truejeans.com, an online store which helps consumers buy jeans that fit them correctly, consumers can takes their measurements, find a style, and then buy it. I'm still for going to a store and trying them on before purchasing any jeans. However, this could be a good tool for those wanting to get an idea of what kind of jean style might work for them. I will note that these are designer jeans, so the cost is more expensive. Some proceeds from purchase will go to NEDA.
There are normally other events going on this week as well. Many have to do with celebrating positive body image, talking about eating disorders, having guest speakers talk about their struggles with eating disorders, etc. I encourage anyone to see what is in their area. Education is key to understanding. Even though in recent years there has been more research on eating disorders, both on the biological and psychological realms, it's still an illness which is understood.