Bipartisan Resolution for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives
On June 29, 2017, Congressman Tim Murphy [R-PA-18] and Congressman G.K. Butterfield [D-NC-1] of the House Energy & Commerce Committee led the introduction of a bipartisan House of Representatives Resolution to create a Congressionally recognized National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. With fortytwo bipartisan U.S. House of Representatives signing-on as original co-sponsors, House Resolution Number 428 (H.Res.428) demonstrates a strong Congressional support for raising awareness and understanding of eating disorders.
The Resolution syncs with the eating disorder community’s over two-decade tradition of celebrating the National Eating Disorders Awareness week, designating the last week of February as the recognized week. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is the largest national campaign that brings public attention to the critical needs of people with eating disorders and their families.