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California Bill CA AB 1341
For You and other youth organizations have been able to work with the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders- Harvard Striped to pass AB 1341, which prohibits the selling of weight loss supplements and diet pills to minors in California. Click on the picture to the left to watch Kelsey Wu's testimony.
New York Senate Bill S16D and Assembly Bill A431C
These bills restrict the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) diet pills & dietary supplements for minors in NY.
This year, For You helped to get the NY Bill pass the Senate floor vote and onto the Assembly floor vote. It nearly passed and would have made it onto the governor's desk for a signature, however the bill was voted against passing this threshold.
These bills restrict the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) diet pills & dietary supplements for minors in NY
However, A431C and CA AB 1341 are two very alive bills that will be picked right back up in session during January 2021.
Nutrition CARE Act
For You began partnering with the EDC during May of 2021 to aid in the efforts to pass the Nutrition CARE Act (H.R 1551/S. 584), a bill that is currently in the federal law system and has been working its way through the US congress and senate.
If passed the Nutrition CARE Act would provide outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy services (dietitian services) under Medicare for individuals affected by eating disorders.
For You is also a proud advocate and organizer for the federal bill the SERVE Act (S.194).
The SERVE Act aims to improve early identification, access to care, and quality of care for servicemembers and military family members affected by eating disorders.
In June, Kelsey also met with the offices of Congresswoman Young Kim and Senator Padilla to discuss their sponsorship of the bill, where Congresswoman Young Kim agreed to sign on as a cosponsor for the SERVE ACT after Kelsey and her's meeting.
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Improving Mental Health and Wellness in Schools Act
H.R.5526/S.2930 is a bipartisan bill that was introduced October of 2021 in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Representatives Kathy Manning (D-NC-06) and Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-04) and Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) champion this legislation. The bill is aimed to promote the necessity of mental health education, including education on eating disorders, in schools to support our nation’s youth. Last October, Kelsey Wu was a featured panelist of the EDC Congressional briefing where she spoke before Congress on the necessity of Policy solutions for mental health in schools.