The teams, for North and South Wales, will include specialist clinicians and work closely with GP surgeries, social services, child and adolescent mental health services and community mental health services.
£500,000 government funding will be available this year for staff recruitment and training. Afterwards, £1m will be available to run and develop services.
One aim is to simplify access to specialist eating disorder services by providing a single point of entry and standardising criteria for referral to other services.
£5,000 is available for the development of an electronic course on eating disorders for primary care workers.
Mrs Hart said: ‘Prompt diagnosis and treatment is essential in providing support and care for people with eating disorders.'
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