|Posted:||December 13, 2017 02:18 PM|
|From:||Representative Donna Bullock|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Resolution designating the week of January 14 through 20, 2018 as “Healthy Weight Week” in Pennsylvania|
|In the coming days, I plan to introduce a Resolution designating the week of January 14 through 20, 2018 as “Healthy Weight Week” in Pennsylvania. This Resolution will also recognize Thursday, January 18, 2018 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduced as HR634