Meeting Name: Health & Hospitals Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/15/2023 10:45 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
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23-5723 1  Committee MinutesCOMMITTEE MINUTES Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 10/17/2023approvePass Action details Not available
23-5456 1 PROPOSED RESOLUTION FOR FOOD IS MEDICINEResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PROPOSED RESOLUTION FOR FOOD IS MEDICINE WHEREAS, food plays a significant role in preventing, developing or resolving chronic diseases; and WHEREAS, obesity-related conditions, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers are among the leading causes of preventable, premature death; and WHEREAS, the rate of adult obesity in the United States is 42.4 percent, an increase of 26 percent since 2008; and WHEREAS, in 2021, 31.4 percent of suburban Cook County adult residents had obesity, an increase of more than 10 percent in the past ten years; and WHEREAS, obesity rates are higher among Black and Hispanic suburban Cook County residents than among White and Asian residents; and WHEREAS, one in two adults in the United States has diabetes or pre-diabetes, and more than 10 percent of suburban Cook County adults have been diagnosed with diabetes; and WHEREAS, poor nutrition causes an estimated $1.1 trillion in economic losses each year due to excess healthcare spending and lost productivity; and WHEREAS, food inserecommend for approvalPass Action details Not available