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Document Number: 5375

California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness - The task force was launched by the state Legislature in 2002 to address the critical issues of fitness and nutritional health in California's schools and workplaces. As a public/private task force, the Wellness Task Force brings together educators, health advocates, health providers, athletes and legislators. Its mission is to create and promote policies that decrease the obesity rates in California's schools and workplaces. The Wellness Task Force is committed to catalyzing better health outcomes through three unique strategies: (1) support the creation and passage of health legislation that will lead to lower rates of obesity and obesity-related disease; (2) promote models and resources that support healthy nutrition, fitness and healthy food access in California's schools and workplaces; and (3) raise the political and media profiles of child and workplace fitness issues in local communities and statewide. (California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness, 2004)...

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