Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

And whereas, of the ten largest cities in the United States, Philadelphia has the highest rates of obesity and diabetes; and

Whereas, according to the Philadelphia Department of Health, in 2008, 64 percent of Philadelphia's adults and 57 percent of Philadelphia's children between the ages of 6 and 11 were overweight or obese, and nearly 70 percent of children in North Philadelphia were overweight or obese; and

Whereas, health disparities exist, and African-Americans and Hispanics are at higher rates, risk rates, of diseases linked to poor diets; and

Whereas, the American Dietetic Association recognizes that a vegetarian diet decreases the risk for a variety of health issues including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and various cancers; and

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