S.2821 - Improved Nutrition and Physical Activity Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Frist, William H. [R-TN] (Introduced 07/30/2002)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||07/30/2002 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2821 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Improved Nutrition and Physical Activity Act (IMPACT Act) - Amends the Public Health Service Act to address issues of overweight and obesity.
Introduced in Senate (07/30/2002)
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.
Establishes the private, nonprofit National Nutrition Foundation for the Department of Agriculture to carry out research and dissemination pertaining to the nutrition and food assistance programs in the Department.