ICAAP Members Testify at Illinois Obesity Prevention Act Hearings

Posted on: April 25, 2012

The Obesity Prevention Initiative Act (PA96-0155) required the Illinois Department of Public Health to hold three public hearings to gather testimony on the social and human costs of obesity and to highlight existing state and community level initiatives; identify existing plans and opportunities for action; inform policy makers and the public about effective solutions to the problem; and engage stakeholders to promote action to reduce obesity, improve nutrition and increase physical activity. ICAAP members Dr. David Dungan, Dr. Jason French, Dr. Cynthia Mears, and Dr. Krystal Revai each testified; their written remarks are available for download by clicking on their names.