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H.R.5209 Healthy Communities through Helping to Offer Incentives and Choices to Everyone in Society Act of 2010, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 18, 2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry.

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    • On May 14, 2010, by lajmaiz - Personal liberties and government intrusion aside, the BMI is an overly simplistic approach to determine ideal body weight. It does not account for bone mass, muscle mass, age or gender... I personally am labeled as "obese" by the BMI but consider myself to be overweight. I would be very skeletal, missing a limb or two or dead if I had to drop 58 pounds to be within "normal" weight guidelines. If there is no good measurement system, which the BMI is not, the merits and purposes of H.R. 5209 will fail. It should not be passed. I will be contacting the sponsers of the bill and my congressman directly to elaborate on my concerns. See Wikipedia for a good history of the BMIs intent and limitations. See also Kenneth Rothman's article on "BMI-related errors in the classification of obesity" in the International Journal of Obesity 32:S56-S59, August 2008.

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      As noted by lajmaiz, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 14, 2010, "Personal liberties and government intrusion aside, the BMI is an overly simplistic approach to determine ideal body weight. It does not account for bone mass, muscle mass, age or gender... I personally am labeled as "obese" by the BMI but consider myself to be overweight. I would be very skeletal, missing a limb or two or dead if I had to drop 58 pounds to be within "normal" weight guidelines. If there is no good measurement system, which the BMI is not, the merits and purposes of H.R. 5209 will fail. It should not be passed. I will be contacting the sponsers of the bill and my congressman directly to elaborate on my concerns. See Wikipedia for a good history of the BMIs intent and limitations. See also Kenneth Rothman's article on "BMI-related errors in the classification of obesity" in the International Journal of Obesity 32:S56-S59, August 2008."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Let Them Eat Cake - November 03, 2010 by Across the Aisle: News and Perspectives from GMA - ... Program grants (as proposed in several bills), establish national standards for physical education curriculum (as proposed in H.R. 5209), and establish physical education as a core curriculum subject (also proposed in H.R. 5209). ...

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      As noted by Across the Aisle: News and Perspectives from GMA on November 03, 2010, "... Program grants (as proposed in several bills), establish national standards for physical education curriculum (as proposed in H.R. 5209), and establish physical education as a core curriculum subject (also proposed in H.R. 5209). ..." (http://www.gmaonline.org/blog/?p=562)
    • Lap Band Success: Gloria and Sandi Were Honored Last Week Along ... - September 27, 2010 by Gloria's Banded Living - We asked that they increase their attention to obesity treatment and propose and support legislation, such as H.R. 5209 the Healthy CHOICES Act, which would expand both prevention and treatment of obesity. All of the groups involved ...

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      As noted by Gloria's Banded Living on September 27, 2010, "We asked that they increase their attention to obesity treatment and propose and support legislation, such as H.R. 5209 the Healthy CHOICES Act, which would expand both prevention and treatment of obesity. All of the groups involved ..." (http://www.gloriasbandedliving.com/lap-band-success-gloria-and-sandi-were-honored-last-week-along-with-10-other-amazing-lap-band-patients-in-washington-dc-as-winners-of-the-c-h-o-i-c-e-contest-choosing-health-over-obesity-inspiring/)
    • Healthy Choices Act Introduced in Congress - Children & Nature ... - May 29, 2010 by C&NN News - ... and Audrey Tayse Haynes, Senior Vice President of YMCA, today unveiled recently authored bipartisan legislation to comprehensively fight obesity, the Healthy CHOICES Act, H.R. 5209, during an event on Capitol Hill. ...

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      As noted by C&NN News on May 29, 2010, "... and Audrey Tayse Haynes, Senior Vice President of YMCA, today unveiled recently authored bipartisan legislation to comprehensively fight obesity, the Healthy CHOICES Act, H.R. 5209, during an event on Capitol Hill. ..." (http://www.childrenandnature.org/news/detail/healthy_choices_act_introduced_in_congress/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Now here is a tax bill I like, mostly - May 03, 2010 by Ethiopian Review - The good folks at the Heritage Foundation alert me to a House bill proposed by Republicans Jim Jordan and Jason Chaffetz: Here is what HR 5209 would do: 1) ...

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      As noted by Ethiopian Review on May 03, 2010, " The good folks at the Heritage Foundation alert me to a House bill proposed by Republicans Jim Jordan and Jason Chaffetz: Here is what HR 5209 would do: 1) ... " (http://www.ethiopianreview.com/news/95585)
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