National Eating Disorders Association

As of February 11th, the Virginia House and Senate have passed legislation for information about eating disorders to be sent to parents of all Virginia public school students. The bill also calls for the Department of Health to work with NEDA and other stakeholders to develop a plan for implementing eating disorder screenings in schools.

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In 2013, NEDA will be working with state advocates once again on legislation aimed at adding eating disorders to the list of required school health screenings. Health screenings are required already in many states; in fact, 80% of states currently require vision and hearing screening, and 30% of states require BMI testing for students. Many states have mandatory screening in schools for scoliosis, asthma, and other conditions.

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