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Res 10-42 Supporting Tarrant County Obesity Prevention TOWN OF WESTLAKE RESOLUTION NO. 10-42 A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, SUPPORTING TARRANT COUNTY OBESITY PREVENTION. WHEREAS, the cost of health care spending attributable to obesity for the Stat of Texas is estimated at over $5.7 billion; and, WHEREAS, Heart Disease, Cancer, and Cardiovascular diseases are the top three causes of death in Tarrant County and each includes obesity as a primary risk factor; and, WHEREAS, increased physical activity and greater access to nutritious foods are key interventions to preventing or reducing obesity and, WHEREAS, only 47.4% of adults in Tarrant County meet the US Department of Health and Human Services recommendations for physical activity; and WHEREAS, only 25.7% of adults in Tarrant County consume five (5) or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, that we, the policy-makers of Tarrant County, do hereby request that the 2011 Texas Legislature review all physical activity and access to nutritious food legislation thoughtfully and deliberately with the intention of increasing physical activity and nutritious food access for children and adults. FURTHER, that we are resolved to pledge our own support in the development of organizational and municipal policies which address the need for increased physical activity and access to nutritious foods at home, work, school, and in the community. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 13TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2010. Laura L. Wheat, Mayor Resolution 10-42 Page 1 of 2 0 �4 N aF011 ATTEST: M Kelly Edwa6 s, Town Secretary Thomas E.7 m , Tow Manager APPROVED TO FORM: i" L. anton L w n rney Resolution 10-42 Page 2of2