Virginia Governor Signs Eating Disorders Bill into Law
Last week ground breaking legislation was passed in Virgina. Governor Bob McDonnell signed a new law requiring school districts to provide information on anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders, to parents with children in grades 5 through 12. Hopefully Virgina will start a trend that other states will follow as the first step in treatment has to be with education. Schools are so concerned about our growing obesity epidemic that often eating disorders get left behind. Parents need to know what signs to look for in children and then need to be educated on treatment options that are available. Hopefully with more education can come prevention, earlier treatment, and more successful recovery.