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Record #: R2017-729   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 9/6/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action:
Title: Call for hearing(s) on adoption of policies and initiatives to promote healthy nutrition and reduce obesity-related health conditions for Chicago children
Sponsors: Waguespack, Scott, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Cardenas, George A., Mell, Deborah, Dowell, Pat, Arena, John, Moore, Joseph, Munoz, Ricardo, Hairston, Leslie A., Villegas, Gilbert
Attachments: 1. R2017-729 (V1).pdf
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September 6, 2017 City Council Meeting

RESOLUTION


WHEREAS, Kindergarten-aged Chicago children have been found to be overweight at a prevalence rate of 36.5%, more than twice the national average, and children In predominantly African-American Chicago communities have been found to be disproportionately overweight at 3 to 4 times the national average at rates as high as 55.2%, 56.4%, and 46.4%; and

WHEREAS, children in predominantly Latinx communities are also suffering disproportionately from childhood obesity at rates as high as 42.3% and 39.7% [ip][iii]; and

WHEREAS, analysis of Chicago Public Schools data from students in Kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grades combined show that schools with the highest obesity rates are located in predominantly racial and ethnic minority Chicago neighborhoods (e.g., Hermosa, South Lawndale, Lower West S...

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