In spite of the unprecedented growth of eating disorders in the past two decades, eating disorders research continues to be under-funded, insurance coverage for treatment is inadequate, and societal pressures to be thin remain rampant. In the United States, as many as 10 million females and 1 million males are fighting a life and death battle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Millions more are struggling with binge eating disorder.
The Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders Act will amend the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand, intensify, and coordinate eating disorder research. I will also authorize the Director to award grants for consortia in eating disorder research and support similar efforts toward the elimination of eating disorders.
By signing this petition you are letting our representitives know that eating disorders have a significant impact on our society and deserve significant support to be eliminated. Let your voice be heard today!