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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: November 21, 2019 08:58 AM
From: Representative Donna Bullock
To: All House members
Subject: Designating January 19-25, 2020, as “Healthy Weight Week” and January 23, 2020, as “Women’s Healthy Weight Day”
Current data indicates that obesity is on the rise nationwide and in Pennsylvania. As of 2018, about 31% of all adults in Pennsylvania were considered obese, representing about a 10% increase from 2000. It is no secret that obesity puts individuals at risk for many of the leading causes of death, including heart disease and cancer.

As many of you may know, “Healthy Weight Week” is recognized annually to celebrate healthy diet-free living habits and to prevent eating and weight-related problems. This week presents an opportunity to address rising rates of obesity by promoting healthy eating without adhering to fad diets, which are unsustainable long-term. “Women’s Healthy Weight Day” falls on the Thursday during “Healthy Weight Week” and similarly focuses on optimizing women’s health by improving lifestyle choices such as eating healthy and being active.

I offer this resolution with the intent of promoting healthier lifestyles and curbing the alarming increase of obesity in Pennsylvania. Please join me in supporting this effort.

Introduced as HR644