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Legislation #: 210141 Introduction Date: 2/18/2021
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS BOUGH, MCMANUS, BARNES JR., LOAR, LUCAS, FOWLER, HALL, SHIELDS, PARKS-SHAW, ROBINSON AND BUNCH
Title: Declaring February 22-February 28, 2021, as Eating Disorder Awareness Week throughout the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

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2/12/2021 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/18/2021 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 210141210141

 

Declaring February 22-February 28, 2021, as Eating Disorder Awareness Week throughout the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, this year’s theme for Eating Disorder Awareness Week, “Every Body Has a Seat at the Table” with the goal to shine the spotlight on eating disorders by educating the public, spreading a message of hope, and putting lifesaving resources into the hands of those in need; and

 

WHEREAS, this year’s theme recognizes that marginalized communities continue to be underrepresented, and welcomes conversations on raising awareness, challenging systematic biases, and sharing stories from all backgrounds and experiences; and

 

WHEREAS, eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that affect 30 million Americans at some point in their lives no matter their gender, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, body shape or weight; and

 

WHEREAS, due to COVID-19, common strategies and resources used to combat eating disorders are limited because of social distancing and other COVID-19 guidelines, resulting in an increase anxiety levels of individuals who suffer from eating disorders; and

 

WHEREAS, eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health and the chances for recovery increases the earlier an eating disorder is detected; and

 

WHEREAS, through awareness we encourage those suffering from an eating disorder to seek support, treatment, and care from our local resources; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare February 22 – February 28, 2021, as Eating Disorder Awareness Week throughout the City of Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Amanda Dietz representing the Eating Disorders Center at Children's Mercy for their outpatient services to children, adolescents, and young adults using a family-based approach with the gratitude of the Mayor and Council and encouraging all citizens to increase awareness, education, and services for eating disorders which impact millions of people each year.

 

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