Support US Senate Bill S. 799 - The Prevention of Childhood Obesity Act sign now

Support US Senate Bill S. 799 The Prevention of Childhood Obesity Act by signing this petition and writing a letter (cc'd to all applicable parties) to the political representatives and committee's. There is complete instructions provided for you below. Please note, you are qualified to sign this petition whether of not you suffer from obesity, if you have a friend or relative who does or if you care about the future health of our children, who will be tomorrow's adults. PLEASE BE ADVISED - Your privacy is protected and your private information will not be viewable by anyone who see's this petition. Your information will be treated with the utmost regard and delivered to the proper political representaives.


PRESS/MEDIA CONTACT: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/NYNJHWSN


S. 799The Prevention of Childhood Obesity Act On April 14, Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) introduced S. 799, the Prevention of Childhood Obesity Act. The bill would amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the coordination of the Federal Government policies and activities to prevent obesity in childhood, and would provide for State childhood obesity prevention and control programs. It would also establish grant programs to prevent childhood obesity within homes, schools, and communities. The Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in accordance with NIHs Strategic Plan for Obesity Research, would be required to expand and intensify research that addresses the prevention of childhood obesity. S. 799 was referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP).


Childhood Obesity

S. 799
Background
Over the past three decades, the rate of obesity has more than doubled among preschool children and adolescents and tripled among all school-age children. If the current rates do not decrease, 30 percent of boys and 40 percent of girls born in 2000 will develop diabetes, which can lead to kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, and stroke.

On April 14, 2005, Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) introduced S. 799, the Prevention of Childhood Obesity Act. Upon introducing the bill Senator Kennedy stated, Prevention is the cornerstone of good health and long, productive lives for all Americans. Childhood obesity is preventable, but we have to work together to stop this worsening epidemic and protect our childrens future.

Provisions of the Legislation/Impact on NIH The primary focus of S. 799 is on programs rather than research. The bill, however, would require the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in accordance with NIHs Strategic Plan for Obesity Research, to expand and intensify research that addresses the prevention of childhood obesity. S. 799 would require the Director of NIH to:

Conduct or support research programs and research training concerning the prevention of childhood obesity Develop and periodically review and revise as appropriate the Strategic Plan for Obesity Research Status and Outlook S. 799 was introduced by Senator Kennedy on April 14, 2005, and was referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. No further action has occurred on this legislation.

It is of vital importance that you, the American Public, take some time to write a heart felt letter to: (Sign The Petition Also PLEASE)

US Senator Edward M. Kennedy
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-4543
Fax: 202-224-2417

Online Office: http://kennedy.senate.gov
E-Mail: [email protected]

Also cc the letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions


SEND INDIVIDUAL cc Letter To The INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS of THE COMMITTEE - you will find their office addresses on their websites.

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS UNITED STATES SENATE - ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS

Committee Chairman
Mike Enzi (R-WY) http://enzi.senate.gov/

Senator Judd Gregg (NH) http://gregg.senate.gov/
Senator Edward Kennedy (MA), Ranking Member http://kennedy.senate.gov/ Senator Bill Frist (TN) http://frist.senate.gov/ Frist is also a MD
Senator Christopher Dodd (CT) http://dodd.senate.gov/
Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) http://alexander.senate.gov/
Senator Tom Harkin (IA) http://harkin.senate.gov/
Senator Richard Burr (NC) http://burr.senate.gov/
Senator Barbara Mikulski (MD) http://mikulski.senate.gov/
Senator Johnny Isakson (GA) http://isakson.senate.gov/
Senator James Jeffords (I) (VT) http://jeffords.senate.gov/
Senator Mike DeWine (OH) http://dewine.senate.gov/
Senator Jeff Bingaman (NM) http://bingaman.senate.gov/
Senator John Ensign (NV) http://ensign.senate.gov/
Senator Patty Murray (WA) http://murray.senate.gov/
Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) http://hatch.senate.gov/
Senator Jack Reed (RI) http://reed.senate.gov/
Senator Jeff Sessions (AL) http://sessions.senate.gov/
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (NY) http://clinton.senate.gov/
Senator Pat Roberts (KS) http://roberts.senate.gov/

AND TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVES OFFICE - Let Them Know As Voting Constituents - How Much Your Care About This Issue and That Your Are Counting On Their Support Just As Much As They Are Counting On Your Vote! Furthermore, this issue affects every American, regardless of party affiliation. This is a national health crisis at epidemic proportions, this is the health of the countries future, your future, your children's and grandchildren's future. Let your representatives know it is time to put the issues of the fight against obesity at the top of every agenda!

Finally, we need to change the way America eats! Say NO (DO NOT BUY IT) to Fast Foods, Trans Fats, High Saturated Fats, High Carbohydrates, High Sugar, High Sodium and Low Nutritive Value Foods - Demand That The Food and Restaurant Industry make permanent changes in order to promote healthy choices and eliminate the foods that they offer which will wind up killing us! If You Don't Buy It - They Will Stop Selling It! Corporate America can't sell something that the American public refuses to buy! You have the power to exercise your rights to better health and to have your voice heard! AGAIN, if you don't buy it, they will stop selling it... SAY NO AMERICA - SPEAK UP FOR YOUR HEALTH !!! SAY NO TO UNHEALTHY, CALORIE STACKED, LOW NUTRITIVE FOODS - SAY NO!!!

THIS IS WHAT YOUR LETTER SHOULD INCLUDE (and DON'T FORGET TO SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION - PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW - EVERY SCHOOL, EVERY PARENT, PLEASE CREATE AN ALERT TREE). ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS SHOULD VISIT MY WEBSITE ON YAHOO GROUPS FOR INFORMATION AND ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/NYNJHWSN

LETTERS SHOULD INCLUDE: (DO NOT FORGET TO SIGN THE PETITION !!! LINK TO FOLLOW)

1. Your Name, Address, Phone and E-Mail

2. Business Letter Format (If You Need Help Writing The Letter - Please See My Website Linked above, It Has A Sample)

3. Tell Why The Fight Against Obesity Is So Important To You (Do you or anyone you know suffer from obesity and / or diseases that arise from obesity? Do you or anyone you know have a serious chronic disease (terminal or not) that arises from obesity or ingestion of unhealthy foods - where there were no warnings as to what kind of illnesses could be contracted from eating the products (Diabetes, Heart, Cancer, etc.)? Do you or anyone you know suffer from chronic obesity, did it stem from childhood?

4. If you have had a personal story involving obesity that you can share - DO IT... Tell the impact of how obesity has affected your life... Let them know also (if this applies to you) if you are weight loss resistant due to metabolic issues or otherwise - back injuries - can't exercise due to chronic pain and injuries, etc...

5. Thank the politicians for voting for this BILL, let them know you are counting on them to help get this BILL written into the LAW and it will serve as a stepping stone for the multitude of issues that are brought upon by the evils of obesity.

If you have any questions, please contact me:

MARINE JOURDAN
Via my website
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/NYNJHWSN

The undersigned is exercising it's right to free speech and also it's right to demand corporate responsibility in the foods provided for human consumption. All we ask is that the future of our health and well being as a country, be taken seriously as obesity is killing us and changes need to be made, once and for all!


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