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Introduced in House (09/19/2002)

Improved Nutrition and Physical Activity Act (IMPACT Act) - Amends the Public Health Service Act to address issues of overweight and obesity.

Expands certain existing grant programs for health professional training to include the treatment of overweight and obesity.

Creates grant programs at the local level to promote increased physical activity and improved nutrition. Targets partnerships with businesses, schools, senior centers, day care facilities and other institutions. Includes tax and other incentives among covered activities.

Expands an existing coordinated school health program to include grants for the development of programs which focus on healthy lifestyle, including balanced diet and physical activity. Authorizes the collection and analysis of data concerning the fitness levels of children and youth.

Requires a study of the food and nutrition assistance programs run by the Department of Agriculture to determine how they can be improved or altered to help prevent obesity and overweight.

Requires an evidence report (study) on the effectiveness of weight reduction programs.

Permits the use of preventive health and health services block grants for community education programs which promote healthy eating and exercise habits.

Creates a Medicare demonstration project to reduce obesity and other chronic disease risks in older Americans.

Makes grants available to local healthcare delivery systems for overweight and obesity treatment and prevention demonstration programs.

Requires a report on research into the causes and health implications of obesity and being overweight.

Makes grants available for a national campaign to change children's health behaviors.