National Eating Disorders Awareness Week This may not be a sunny, happy topic, but it needs to be discussed. In fact, it merits an entire week of discussion, if not more. It is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating disorder, seem to work on a spectrum and have doubtlessly touched many of our lives. This awareness week is an important tool for reaching people who are at risk of developing an eating disorder or are already suffering from one.