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Eating Disorders Written Answer, 14/07/15 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Jim Hume's (LD) question asking the Scottish Government how it ensures that schools educate people under 18 about eating disorders.

The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages, Alasdair Allan, replied that the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) Act (Scotland) 2007 places a number of duties on local education authorities including ensuring that schools are health promoting. This includes promoting physical, social, mental and emotional wellbeing by supporting pupils to make positive lifestyle choices in relation to their health and wellbeing.

It is for each local authority and school to decide how to develop their own approaches to implement health and wellbeing within curriculum for excellence, based on local needs and circumstances.

The Education Scotland website is a primary source of information for teachers and provides links to relevant organisations and websites such as B-EAT (Beat Eating Disorders) which provides books, resources and training for teachers.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 14 July 2015 which is available form the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 14 July 2015