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Obesity Prevention Initiative Act

The Obesity Prevention Initiative Act (PA96-0155) required the Illinois Department of Public Health to hold three public hearings (schedule listed below) to gather testimony on the social and human costs of obesity and to highlight existing state and community level initiatives; identify existing plans and opportunities for action; inform policy makers and the public about effective solutions to the problem; and engage stakeholders to promote action to reduce obesity, improve nutrition and increase physical activity.

Obesity Prevention Initiative
A Report to the Illinois General Assembly

Community-based organizations, local health departments, health care providers, health issue groups, physical activity professionals, nutritionists, educators, PTAs, chambers of commerce, parents, employers, county and municipal planners, and other interested parties were invited to attend and testify at the hearings.

Friday, February 26, 2010
Michael A. Bilandic Building
160 N. LaSalle St., Room C-500 (5th Floor)

Those Who Testified


Monday, March 8, 2010
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Illinois Department of Agriculture
801 Sangamon Ave., Gate 11, Auditorium

Those Who Testified


Monday, March 15, 2010
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Carbondale City Hall/Civic Center
200 S. Illinois Ave., Room 108

Those Who Testified


Illinois Deprtment of Public Health, 535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, Illinois 62761, Phone 217-782-4977, Fax 217-782-3987, TTY 800-547-0466