Bill Text: NY K00144 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2019, as Nutrition Month in the State of New York

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 45-24)

Status: (Passed) 2019-03-05 - adopted [K00144 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-K00144-Introduced.html

Assembly Resolution No. 144

BY: M. of A. Joyner

        LEGISLATIVE      RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor
        Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2019, as Nutrition
        Month in the State of New York

  WHEREAS, Nutrition month was  created  to  focus  attention  on  the
importance  of making informed food choices and develop sound eating and
physical activity habits; and

  WHEREAS, In 2019, National Nutrition Month will be  honored  as  its
own  theme,  which  will  allow  the  campaign  to focus on its original
purpose: "To increase the public's awareness of the importance  of  good
nutrition,"  and  to  position  Academy  members  as  the authorities in
nutriention; and

  WHEREAS, Nearly one in five children are diagnosed as obese annually
at or before they reach two years of age according  to  the  Center  for
Disease Control and it is at that stage of life that a child is learning
the type of food and how much food to consume; and

  WHEREAS,  Childhood  obesity  is a national epidemic that has almost
tripled since the 1980s in the United States; and

  WHEREAS, Obesity accounts for more than 300,000 deaths per year  and
the  annual  cost  to  society  for obesity is an estimated $100 billion
according to the Center for Disease Control; and

  WHEREAS, The New York University Child Study Center  has  determined
that if a parent is obese there is a fifty percent chance that the child
will  be  obese,  and if both parents are obese, then there is an eighty
percent chance that the child will be obese; and

  WHEREAS, Early intervention can  help  detect  the  magnitude  of  a
child's  obesity and minimize the occurrence of diseases such as Type II
Diabetes which increase the risk of heart  disease,  eye  complications,
and kidney conditions; and

  WHEREAS,  The  Academy  of  Nutrition and Dietetics strives to fight
childhood  obesity  by  providing  parents  with  information  regarding
healthier  lifestyles  for  their children, support to ensure that their
children are receiving the proper nutrients, ensuring that  schools  are
providing  students  with healthy foods, and helping children partake in
regular physical activity; and

  WHEREAS, The New  York  State  Department  of  Health  launched  the
Activ8kids  program  in 2005 to help fight childhood obesity and support
healthy lifestyles among children, in which  children  are  involved  in
daily  regimens  of  physical  exercise and healthy food choices to help
improve their health; and

  WHEREAS, The month of March is National Nutrition Month and consists
of a campaign that focuses on the importance  of  helping  children  and
teens  make  healthy  food  choices  and promote physical activity; now,
therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to  proclaim  March  2019,  as
Nutrition  Month  in  the  State  of  New  York, in conjunction with the
observance of National Nutrition Month; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted  to  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.