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A new resolution endorsed by the King County Board of Health on March 15, 2007 advances the county's efforts to support healthy eating and active living. Resolution 07-03 builds on the work of the King County Obesity Prevention Initiative and the 10-point plan previously adopted by the Board. Through the new resolution, the Board sought to raise awareness and advocate for evidence-based policies and programs to address obesity. Specifically, the resolution supports school-based nutrition and physical activity programs, access to parks and recreation, active transportation, and breastfeeding. These strategies were generated with the input provided by hundreds of community members and professionals in workgroups and forums over the last two years.
The resolution highlights several concerns related to physical activity:
To address these issues, the Board advocates for:
The King County Overweight Prevention Initiative is sponsored by the King County Board of Health, the University of Washington Exploratory Center for Obesity Research and Center for Public Health Nutrition, and Public Health - Seattle & King County. Over 100 local participants have been meeting since 2004 to identify community strategies and work together to make healthy lifestyles easier to attain communities throughout King County.
Featured: Winter 2007
Resolution 07-03: A resolution supporting policies to promote healthy eating and active living in King County (3/07)
Resolution 05-08: Recommending a comprehensive strategy to promote healthy eating and active living in King County - Includes 10 Point Plan (10/05)