H.R. 7179 (110th): National Obesity Prevention Act of 2008

Sep 27, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Edolphus “Ed” Towns
Representative for New York's 10th congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 27, 2008
8 pages

This bill was introduced on September 27, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 27, 2008
Referred to Committee Sep 27, 2008
Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide coordinated leadership in Federal efforts to prevent and reduce obesity and to promote sound health and nutrition among Americans, and for other purposes.


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National Obesity Prevention Act of 2008 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish the Office of the National Coordinator of Obesity Initiatives. Requires the National Coordinator to implement and coordinate a national strategy to eliminate the occurrence of obesity in the United States.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to convene a take force on obesity to: (1) establish and implement a government-wide strategy for preventing and reducing obesity; and (2) coordinate effective interagency actions and priority for action among federal agencies.
Allows the Secretary to establish the Advisory Committee on Obesity to provide recommendations to the task force for purposes of establishing such a strategy.
Directs the head of each federal agency to: (1) conduct a review to determine how agency programs and budgets impact physical activity, nutrition, and obesity in the United States; and (2) determine ways in which the agency should adopt aspects of the strategy established under this Act.
Requires the Comptroller General to review the programs and budgets of each federal agency to determine how programs and budgets impact physical activity, nutrition, and obesity in the United States.

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