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


Sep 27, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

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


Edolphus “Ed” Towns

Representative for New York's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 27, 2008
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

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.

Summary (CRS)

9/27/2008--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

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Sep 27, 2008

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