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Healthy Lifestyles

Support policies that reduce childhood obesity through education, healthy food choices, and physical activity.

Bills to Watch

HB 340 - Filed November 18, 2018.
HB 455 - Filed December 4, 2018.
SB 364 - Filed on January 16, 2019.

BACKGROUND

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1The State of Obesity. (2018). The state of obesity in Texas. https://stateofobesity.org/states/tx/
2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Texas action guide. https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/downloads/state_pdfs/14_248165_tx_tag508.pdf
3Active Living Research. (2015). Active education: growing evidence on physical activity and academic performance. https://activelivingresearch.org/sites/default/files/ALR_Brief_ActiveEducation_Jan2015.pdf
4Spark PE. (2018). Physical education and physical activity. https://sparkpe.org/safe-and-healthy-students/physical-education/
5Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Physical activity facts. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/facts.htm
6The State of Obesity. (2018). School based physical education and physical activity. https://stateofobesity.org/policy/physical-education/
7CDC. (2015) Making the Connection: Dietary Behaviors and Academic Grades.
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/health_and_academics/pdf/factsheetDietaryBehaviors.pdf
8Department of Defense. (2017). Qualified Military Available (QMA). Acquired from the Accession Policy and Joint Advertising, Market Research and Studies teams at DoD in November 2017. Also see Jordan, M. (2014, June). Recruits’ ineligibility tests the military. Wall Street Journal.