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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: December 5, 2016 12:51 PM
From: Representative Donna Bullock
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution designating the week of January 15 through 21, 2017 as “Healthy Weight Week” in Pennsylvania
In the coming days, I plan to introduce a Resolution designating the week of January 15 through 21, 2017 as “Healthy Weight Week” in Pennsylvania. This Resolution will also recognize Thursday, January 19, 2017 as “Women’s Healthy Weight Day” in Pennsylvania.

As many of you know, the annual Healthy Weight Week celebrates healthy diet free living habits that last a lifetime and prevent eating and weight related problems. During Healthy Weight Week, people are encouraged to improve their eating and exercise habits over the long term by learning how to eat healthy without dieting. Obesity is second only to smoking among the top preventable causes of death in our nation. Acting in concert with medical comorbidities including heart disease and diabetes, obesity is set to become the number one preventable cause of death in our nation. Nearly two out of three American’s are overweight or obese. These figures amount to a 50% increase from just over a decade ago.

It is with the motivation of a promoting a healthier lifestyle and curbing the increase in obesity in mind, that I am offering this Resolution. If you have any questions, please contact my Research Analyst -- Takesha Latham at 717-787-3480 or via email at tlatham@pahouse.net.

Introduced as HR8