Obesity

Bills that are relevant to obesity research taking place at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living can be viewed here.

Obesity

Bill # Author Status Brief Description Past Bills (2019)
HB 57 State Rep. James Talarico Filed - 11/09/20 Each school district that offers kindergarten through 12th grade will offer health, with emphasis on physical health, including the importance of proper nutrition and exercise. Companion Bill: SB 229
HB 727 State Senator Eddie Lucio III Filed - 12/03/20 The department will develop an initiative to reduce the adverse health impacts of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity for adults and children in border counties. The initiative must promote educational resources designed to prevent those conditions, screenings of persons at risk for those conditions, and referrals to and treatment by health care providers for those conditions. Companion Bill: SB 116
SB 116 State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. Received by the Secretary of the Senate - 11/09/20 The department will develop an initiative to reduce the adverse health impacts of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity for adults and children in border counties. The initiative must promote educational resources designed to prevent those conditions, screenings of persons at risk for those conditions, and referrals to and treatment by health care providers for those conditions. Companion Bill: HB 727
SB 229 State Senator Nathan Johnson Received by the Secretary of the Senate - 12/04/20 Each school district that offers kindergarten through 12th grade will offer health, with emphasis on physical health, including the importance of proper nutrition and exercise. Companion Bill: HB 57

Obesity Resources: 

1. Center SPAN Interactive Database  

2. Child Obesity Crisis in Texas    

3. Child Nutrition Crisis in Texas     

4. Physical Activity Crisis  

5. Screen Time Crisis  

6. Sleep Quality  

7.  SSB Consumption 

8. Center Obesity Toolkit  

9. COVID-19: Impact of Pre-existing Health Conditions in Adults 

10. Health Fits Into Every Day   

11. Healthy Living Challenge  

12. Child Obesity in Texas  

13. Nutrition and Weight Status  

14. Healthy Border 2020: A Prevention and Health Promotion Initiative  

15. State of Childhood Obesity Texas  

16. Obesity Data  

17. State Profiles  

18. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 

19. CDC Childhood Overweight and Obesity Resources  

20. Adult Overweight and Obesity  

21. Current Dietary Guidelines  

22. Childhood Obesity  

23. The State of Obesity 2020: Better Policies for a Healthier America