(PHOTO FROM FILE): State Senator Lou Correa speaking at the “Addressing Childhood Obesity in Orange County” town hall meeting he organized in 2009.
Senator Lou Correa, 34th Senate District
For Immediate Release: May 28, 2010
Contact: Lina Hamilton, (916) 651-4034
Correa’s Measure, Establishing Childhood Obesity Prevention and Fitness Week, Gains Passage from State Senate
Childhood Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the State Senate approved Senate Joint Resolution 77 (SJR 77), introduced by Senator Lou Correa (Orange County). This legislative measure will proclaim the last full week in September in each year as Childhood Obesity Prevention and Fitness Week.
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “the American society has become ‘obesogenic,’ characterized by environments that promote increased food intake, nonhealthful foods, and physical inactivity.” From1980 and 2002, the prevalence of childhood obesity in the US has tripled in children and adolescents ages 6 to 19. Continue reading