Skip to comments.D.C. Dem to Introduce Bill to Change Eating Habits in ‘Workplace and Community Settings’
Posted on 04/06/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The representative for a district with higher-than-average rates of obesity-related conditions will return from recess a week from Monday to reintroduce her Lifelong Improvements in Food and Exercise (LIFE) Act.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) will say on the House floor, according to prepared remarks, that her bill is intended to tackle a health problem that cannot be remedied through the health care system alone.
The LIFE Act would give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $25 million for a coordinated national effort to reverse increasingly sedentary lifestyles and diets that are high in fat and sugar.
That would be allocated to train health professionals to recognize the signs of obesity early and to educate people concerning healthy lifestyles, such as proper nutrition and regular exercise; conduct public education campaigns about how to recognize and address overweight and obesity; and develop intervention strategies to be used in everyday life, such as in the workplace and in community settings.
The legislation is the minimum necessary to address our most important health care crisis, Norton will say.
The bill had no co-sponsors in the 111th Congress and died in a health subcommittee. The renewed effort comes after a 60 Minutes report this past weekend calling sugar a toxin and calls from some health officials to tax and regulate sugar like tobacco.
I urge my colleagues to join me in support of this important legislation to mobilize the country now, before entirely preventable health conditions, which often begin in childhood, overwhelm the nations health care system, Norton will say.
Leave my food alone.
Allow me to make my own choices.
When I was in the Soviet Union, the main justification for state control was to prevent the public from making “mistakes” or “bad choices.”
I want the right to make a mistake, because it means I have freedom.
The congress should be shut down. They have nothing better to do than this?
Is there any question that they believe we are all too stupid? These idiots have to go!
What next? Plain brown wrappers of pre-selected foods measured and weighed and available with ration tickets?
She should check with North Korea. They seem to have a handle on the obesity problem.
Nanny State PING!
Never trust anyone named Eleanor.
The soft tyranny that is coming here will make the old USSR look like a shining beacon of freedom...................
How is it that a non-voting token representative, NOT from ANY state, can introduce legislation? EHN is a race-bating opportunist who’s been sucking off the DC rep thing for too damn many years. If you’ve never heard of her, she’s the black chick on that Sunday TV show “Bitter Women’s Pity Party” hosted by Bonnie Erbe......
It's the new global warming.
WE WILL OWN YOU BODY AND SOUL.
YOU WILL EAT YOUR PEAS AND WILL NOT SPEAK OF GOD.
I’m keeping the gun AND the cannoli.
Yeah, but can’t you feel the excitement passing among the “masses” as we anticipate the next “increase in chocolate” ration?
It is exactly this kind of running our lives that would be cast into federal law if the mandate for Obamacare is allowed to stand. This type of stuff could easily be added to an ever growing list of new government mandates.
Don’t Smoke (taxes-check)
Don’t Drink (taxes-check)
People really should mind their own business. People make choices. That is the natural way of things.
I have an idea for a new program: HOBDO
Help Our Brain Dead Officials
In which they are given the same choice as in Utah: firing squad or lethal injection.
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