Three Obesity Prevention Bills Go to House Floor
We need your support on three critical bills that could go to the House Floor in Olympia for a vote as soon as tomorrow. These three bills have the potential to create healthier choices and accelerate our initial gains in obesity prevention.
We have written our letter of strong support to the House for the three bills below (see the letter). We need you to do the same by writing your own legislator personally, or by writing all members of the House as an organization.
Producing the Healthiest Next Generation (HB 2643):
Establishes the Governor’s Council for the Healthiest Next Generation to identify policy-related action plans and funding recommendations that protect children’s health.
Breastfeeding-Friendly Washington (HB 2329):
Establishes the Breastfeeding Friendly program as a voluntary program to recognize hospitals, health care providers, employers, and child day care centers that demonstrate to the Department of Health that they meet identified criteria to support breastfeeding.
Enhancing Student Nutrition in Public Schools (HB 2410):
Requires the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish a competitive process to solicit applications for the “Apple a Day” program, an equipment assistance grant program, created to enhance student nutrition in public schools. Appropriates $1.5 million for the program.