US HB26 | 2009-2010 | 111th Congress


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on January 6 2009 - 25% progression
Action: 2009-03-06 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Eating Disorders Awareness, Prevention, and Education Act of 2009 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the use of innovative assistance funds for programs to: (1) improve identification of students with eating disorders; (2) increase awareness of such disorders among parents and students; and (3) train educators with respect to effective eating disorder prevention and assistance methods. Directs the Secretary of Education to carry out a program to broadcast public service announcements to improve public awareness, and to promote the identification and prevention, of eating disorders. Requires the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Center for Health Statistics to: (1) study the impact eating disorders have on educational advancement and achievement; (2) report on current state and local programs to educate youth on the dangers of eating disorders; and (3) recommend federal, state, and local measures that could be undertaken.

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Eating Disorders Awareness, Prevention, and Education Act of 2009



2009-03-06 Referred to the Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities.
2009-03-06 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
2009-01-14 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2009-01-06 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
2009-01-06 Referred to House Education and Labor
2009-01-06 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


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