SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 37
(Senate - March 01, 2018)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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  SENATE RESOLUTION 419--DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26 THROUGH 
  MARCH 4, 2018, AS ``NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK'' AND 
SUPPORTING THE GOALS AND IDEALS OF RAISING AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING 
                          OF EATING DISORDERS

  Mrs. CAPITO (for herself and Ms. Baldwin) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 419

       Whereas eating disorders affect 30,000,000 individuals in 
     the United States at some point during their lifetimes;
       Whereas eating disorders are caused by a complex 
     interaction of genetic, biological, social, behavioral, and 
     psychological factors;
       Whereas eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia 
     nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food 
     intake disorder, and other feeding or eating disorders;
       Whereas individuals with eating disorders have some of the 
     highest mortality rates of all mental illnesses;
       Whereas there is a high prevalence of eating disorders 
     among members of the Armed Forces on active duty and 
     veterans;
       Whereas many health professionals receive limited or no 
     formal training about eating disorders or the identification 
     and treatment of eating disorders;
       Whereas best practices for the treatment of an eating 
     disorder includes the involvement of the patient, the family 
     of the patient, and a comprehensive team of professionals 
     such as social workers, mental health counselors, primary 
     care practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, dietitians, 
     and other specialty providers; and
       Whereas more research on eating disorders is needed to 
     inform evidence-based treatments, promote prevention efforts, 
     facilitate early identification, and provide insight on 
     illness causation and the effects of eating disorders on 
     minds and bodies: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates the week of February 26 through March 4, 
     2018, as ``National Eating Disorders Awareness Week'';
       (2) supports the goals and ideals of a national week to 
     raise public awareness and

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     understanding of eating disorders and the millions of 
     families in the United States affected by eating disorders;
       (3) recognizes the need for treatment of individuals with 
     eating disorders;
       (4) acknowledges the need for further research on eating 
     disorders; and
       (5) encourages Federal, State, and local governments, and 
     citizens of the United States--
       (A) to support National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 
     through programs and activities; and
       (B) to promote public awareness of eating disorders.

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