Eating Disorder Education Bill Put Into Law

Governor of Virgina, Bob McDonell

Governor Bob McDonnell signed the bill for
parental education and school screenings for eating disorders into law. This
marks a landmark victory in the fight against eating disorders!

The law, which goes into effect in July, will
require that information about eating disorders be sent home annually to
parents of students in grades 5-12; the information will inform parents about
signs and symptoms of eating disorders, and what to do if they suspect their
child might have an eating disorder. The Department of Education and the
Department of Health must also develop a toolkit for how schools can carry out
eating disorder screenings, should they opt to do so.

Thank you to each and every person who spoke out
and educated policy makers about the importance of this initiative! Your voice
counts! Keep advocating for change and we can stop the most deadly of all
mental illnesses in its tracks!

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