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  • TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY

    FINAL REPORT TO THE 2010 REGULAR SESSION

    OF THE 2009 GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    N O R T H C A R O L I N A G E N E R A L A S S E M B L Y

  • A LIMITED NUMBER OF COPIES OF THIS REPORT IS AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE LIBRARY.

    ROOMS 2126, 2226 STATE LEGISLATIVE BUILDING RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA 27611 TELEPHONE: (919) 733-7778

    OR

    ROOM 500 LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA 27603-5925 TELEPHONE: (919) 733-9390

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL ......................................................................................................................................... 1

    TASK FORCE MEMBERSHIP........................................................................................................................................ 2

    AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION. ................................................................................................................................. 3

    TASK FORCE PROCEEDINGS..................................................................................................................................... 4

    SUMMARY OF TASK FORCE PROCEEDINGS ...................................................................................................... 7

    TASK FORCE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.................................................................................... 14

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL I – A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO EXAMINE WAYS TO EXPAND AND ENHANCE THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN NORTH CAROLINA, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY ................................................................................................................................................. 24

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL II – A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ISSUE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO FACILITATE ACCEPTANCE OF PAYMENTS BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER AT LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY............................................................................................................................................................................... 25

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL III – A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE CHILD CARE COMMISSION, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIVISION OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, TO DEVELOP IMPROVED NUTRITION STANDARDS FOR CHILD CARE FACILITIES, AND TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT TO STUDY AND RECOMMEND GUIDELINES FOR INCREASED LEVELS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN CHILD CARE FACILITIES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY............................................................................................................................................................................... 26

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL IV – A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO USE A SPECIFIED AMOUNT OF CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM FUNDS AS REQUIRED STATE MATCHING FUNDS FOR MEALS UNDER THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY............................................................................................................................................................................... 28

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL V – A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO ELIMINATE THE COST OF REDUCED PRICE LUNCHES FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN WHO QUALIFY FOR REDUCED PRICE MEALS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY............................................................................................................................................................................... 29

  • LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL VI – A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT DIRECTING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO UPDATE STATEWIDE NUTRITION STANDARDS FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE IN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY.............................................................................. 30

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL VII – A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO DIRECT THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION TO STUDY INDIRECT COSTS UNDER CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY ................................................................................................................................................. 32

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL VIII – A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ESTABLISH AN EMPLOYEE POSITION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEDICATED TO ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION OF THE FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO REPORT ANNUALLY ON THE PROGRAM, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY.............................................................................. 33

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL IX – A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO USE EVIDENCE-BASED FITNESS TESTING FOR STUDENTS STATEWIDE IN GRADES K THROUGH 8, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY.................................................................... 35

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL X – A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO EXPLORE WAYS TO IMPLEMENT BODY MASS INDEX SCREENING FOR CERTAIN CHILDREN WHO ARE AT RISK OF BECOMING OBESE AND TO REDUCE BODY MASS INDEX LEVELS FOR ALL CHILDREN, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY.............................................................................. 36

    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL XI – A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REESTABLISH THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY............................................................................................................................................................................... 38

    APPENDIX I – FISCAL ANALYSIS FOR RECOMMENDATION #6................................................................ 39

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    STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

    TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY

    April 19, 2010

    TO THE MEMBERS OF THE 2010 REGULAR SESSION OF THE 2009 GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

    Attached for your consideration is the report to the 2010 Regular Session of the 2009 General Assembly. This report was prepared by the Task Force on Childhood Obesity pursuant to Session Law 2009-574, Part XLIX of the 2009 General Assembly.

    Respectfully submitted,

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    TA S K F O R C E M E M B E R S H I P

    Legislative Task Force on Childhood Obesity

    SENATE APPOINTMENTS Telephone / Office

     Sen. William Purcell, MD (Co-Chair) 733-5953 / 625 LOB  Sen. Charlie Dannelly 733-5955 / 2010 LB  Sen. Donald Davis 733-5621 / 525 LOB  Sen. Jean Preston 733-5706 / 1121 LB  Sen. Jerry W. Tillman 733-5870 / 628 LOB  Sen. Michael Walters 733-5651 / 2108 LB  Sen. Bob Atwater (Advisory Member) 715-3036 / 312A LOB

    HOUSE APPOINTMENTS

     Rep. Douglas Yongue, (Co-Chair) 733-5821 / 2207 LB

     Rep. Larry Brown 733-5607 / 609 LOB

     Rep. Bob England, MD 733-5749 / 303 LOB

     Rep. Robert Grady 715-9644 / 302 LOB

     Rep. Sandra Spaulding Hughes 733-5754 / 537 LOB

     Rep. Jennifer Weiss 715-3010 / 532 LOB

     Rep. Verla Insko (Advisory Member) 733-7208 / 307 B1 LOB

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    A U T H O R I Z I N G L E G I S L A T I O N

    S.L. 2009-574, Part XLIX

    SECTION 49.1. There is created the Legislative Task Force on Childhood Obesity.

    SECTION 49.2. The Task Force shall consist of 12 members as follows: (1) Six members of the House of Representatives. (2) Six members of the Senate. SECTION 49.3. The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate

    one Representative as cochair, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall designate one Senator as cochair. Vacancies on the Task Force shall be filled by the same appointing authority that made the initial appointment. A quorum of the Task Force shall be a majority of its members.

    SECTION 49.4. The Task Force shall include, but should not be limited to, study of issues relating to childhood obesity. In the course of the study, the Task Force shall consider and recommend to the General Assembly strategies for addressing the problem of childhood obesity and encouraging healthy eating and increased physical activity among children through:

    (1) Early childhood intervention; (2) Childcare facilities; (3) Before and after-school programs; (4) Physical education and physical activity in schools; (5) Higher nutrition standards in schools; (6) Comprehensive nutrition education in schools; (7) Increased access to recreational activities for children; (8) Community initiatives and public awareness; and (9) Other means. SECTION 49.5. The Task Force shall encourage input from public nonprofit

    organizations, promoting healthy lifestyles for children, addressing the problems related to childhood obesity, encouraging healthy eating, and increasing physical activity among children.

    SECTION 49.6. Members of the Task Force shall receive per diem, subsistence, and travel allowances in accordance with G.S. 120-3.1, 138-5, or 138-6, as appropriate. T