WHEREAS, unhealthful nutrition and physical inactivity among children and youth have become a national epidemic and a health crisis with profound medical implications; and
WHEREAS, in December 2003, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors established the Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity (CNPA) Task Force to develop recommendations for San Francisco to address the serious issue of childhood nutrition and physical activity; and
WHEREAS, the CNPA Task Force is comprised of representatives from the Department of Public Health, the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, the San Francisco Unified School District, Department of Recreation and Parks, medical community, size advocates, the San Francisco Youth Commission, youth organizations and others; and
WHEREAS, the CNPA Task Force met monthly over the past year to review best practices, meet with other nutrition and physical activity experts, and compile a comprehensive set of recommendations to improve the nutrition and physical activity opportunities for children, youth and their families; and
WHEREAS, CNPA Task Force developed the following recommendations:
WHEREAS, the CNPA Task Force also recommends creating revenue streams to fund the Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity recommendations, for example fees or taxes on soft drinks and/or fast foods, establishing a public/private partnership to leverage the philanthropy community and advocating for a streamlined application process in all Federal Nutrition Programs; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Health Commission commends the CNPA Task Force for its commitment to improving access and utilization of nutrition and physical activity opportunities for children and youth in San Francisco; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED that the Health Commission endorses the recommendations of the CNPA Task Force.
I hereby certify that the San Francisco Health Commission at its meeting of January 18, 2005 adopted the foregoing resolution.
Michele M. Olson, Executive Secretary to the Health Commission