200 likes | 345 Views
Creating a Vision for a Healthy Pasadena Pasadena City Council Presentation April 25, 2011. PPHD Mission Statement. We exist to ensure and promote a healthy community with healthy people and to work with others to assure opportunities for optimal health for present and future generations.
E N D
Creating a Vision for a Healthy PasadenaPasadena City Council PresentationApril 25, 2011
PPHD Mission Statement We exist to ensure and promote a healthy community with healthy people and to work with others to assure opportunities for optimal health for present and future generations.
Creating a Vision of a “Healthy Pasadena” • Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Resolution • Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Cities and Towns Resolution • RENEW LA County: Healthy Beverage and Snack Policy
Pasadena RENEW Project… Renewing Environments for Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness
RENEW’S Proposed Policy Objectives • 100% of beverages sold in vending machines on City property shall meet specified nutrition standards • 100% of snacks sold in vending machines on City property shall meet specified nutrition standards • 100% of beverages and snacks served at all meetings/programs/events led or coordinated by City staff or programs using City funds, shall meet specified nutrition standards
Impact of Obesity • In California, 56% of adults and 30% of adolescents are either overweight or obese. • Nearly 1/3 of U.S. children and 2/3 of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. • The prevalence of overweight and obesity nearly tripled among12-19 year olds and more than quadrupled among 6-11 year olds in the last three decades. (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research)
California’s Economic Costs of Overweight, Obesity and Physical Inactivity
8 Reasons to Focus on Sugar-Loaded Beverages 1. Primary Source of Sugar in U.S. diet 2. Consumed in massive quantities 3. Clearly linked to obesity and diabetes 4. No nutritional benefits 5. Poor calorie compensation 6. Primary cause of dental decay 7. Food product MOST marketed to children! ($500 million annually) 8. Beverage environment has changed dramatically
Portion Sizes Have Changed 6.5 oz (1920s) 12 oz (1960s) 20 oz (1990s) 33 oz (1L) Today
ADULTConsumptionof Sugar-Loaded Beverages in California • 50 gallons per year 39 pounds of sugar
175 empty calories per day! DRINK ONE SODA OR MORE A DAY KIDSConsumption of Sugar-Loaded Beverages in California • Age 2-11 = 41% • Age 12-17 = 62%
Link Between Obesity and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages • Numerous studies and research have been conducted on this prevalent topic • Every additional soda children consume increases obesity risk by 60% • Adults who drink soda daily are 27% more likely to be overweight “…over consumption of certain dietary components is now a major concern for Americans.” 1988 “Overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions nationwide.” 2001
What is happening in Pasadena? Los AngelesCounty Adult Obesity Trends San Gabriel Valley Latinos (in LAC) African- American (in LAC) Adults Pasadena Obese 17.0% 20.0% 20.9% 28.7% 27.7% Over-weight 28.5% 34.0% 35.5% 40.3% 38.4% Obese = BMI ≥ 30Overweight =25 ≥ BMI < 30 (Los Angeles County Health Survey, 2005, American Obesity Association)
Who’s watching the kids? Soda Consumption (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research)
Need for Policy Change to Support Healthier Communities • Solutions are NOT only a matter of personal responsibility • Education is critical, AND • School and community environments need to change Federal, state and local policies are crucial
Community Involvement • RENEW Taskforce • Youth Taskforce
“It is unreasonable to expect that people will change their behavior so easily when so many forces in the social, cultural, and physical environment conspire against change. If successful programs are to be developed to prevent disease and improve health, attention must be given not only to the behavior of individuals, but also to the environment context within which people live.” (Institute of Medicine)
Recommendation It is recommended that the City Council adopt resolutions to become a Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) City and to support preventative measures to fight obesity as set forth by the First Lady of the United States of America in the Let’s Move! Campaign, in order to encourage physical activity and good nutrition.