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BILL A5322A-2013: Enacts the "omnibus obesity and respiratory illness reduction act"
Enacts the "omnibus obesity and respiratory illness reduction act"; establishes a community gardens task force and provides for direct marketing of fresh vegetables and fruits in areas with a high incidence of adult and child obesity; provides for the screening for childhood obesity by elementary and secondary schools and promotes the availability of certain healthy foods and beverages; provides for the regulation of the use of trans fats and requires the provision of nutritional information by food service facilities; restricts the sale, lease, transfer or authorization of open-air schoolhouse playgrounds for certain uses; requires instruction in schools on good health practices; includes certain respiratory diseases and obesity in disease management demonstration programs; enacts provisions to reduce the incidence of certain respiratory diseases; enacts provisions to prevent in-utero exposure to tobacco smoke; provides for the use of inhalers and nebulizers by certain students; provides for residential real property smoking policies; adds weight control and schools to the health care and wellness education and outreach program; expands the collection and reporting of data on obesity in the state; directs the health research science board to study obesity and respiratory diseases; provides for expanded obesity prevention and screening; expands ease of breast feeding in child day care centers and at work; provides for nutrition counseling to pregnant teenagers; establishes the obesity and respiratory disease research and education fund; includes weight management and physical fitness in wellness programs; provides for health and nutritional education and services to teen parents; requires day care centers to provide healthy foods and exercise; directs cooperative extension to offer obesity and respiratory disease prevention programs.

Sponsor: Crespo
Committee: AGRICULTURE