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Obesity Prevention Task Force
Download the policy recommendations (pdf)

The SB 931 Obesity Prevention Task Force was a 13-member group created by the 2007 Legislature to study obesity prevention and treatment and to develop ways to decrease the burden of obesity in Oregon. 

The task force was charged with drafting a proposal to the legislature by October of 2007. Read more at the state legislature website: Senate Bill 931.

Chair: Dr. Bruce Goldberg - Director, Oregon Health Authority

Members: Senator Margaret Carter, Senator Jeff Kruse, Representative Tina Kotek, Representative Scott Bruun, Mary Lou Hennrich, Adriana Voss-Andreae, Jonathan Purnell, Stephanie Bernell, Melinda Manore, Katherine Bradley, Mel Kohn, Myrna-Yvonne Williams, Carlos Crespo. View the Membership Roster (pdf)

Outcomes from the Obesity Prevention Task Force
  • The Task Force developed two funding recommendations and 15 policy recommendations to create supportive environments for physical activity and good nutrition - the cornerstones of obesity prevention.
  • The most essential action recommended by the Task Force is to begin with an investment of $10 million per year in a comprehensive, evidence-based obesity prevention and education program to reach all Oregonians where we live, work, play and learn.
  • View the full report: SB 931: Task Force for a Comprehensive Obesity Prevention Initiative (pdf) to read more about the recommendations of the Obesity Prevention Task Force.

Archive of Meeting Agendas and Minutes


 December 12, 2008  Agenda (pdf)  Minutes (pdf)  
 November 24, 2008  Agenda (pdf)  Minutes (pdf) 
 November 03, 2008  Agenda (pdf)   Minutes (pdf) 
 September 29, 2008  Agenda (pdf)  Minutes (pdf)
 September 8, 2008  Agenda (pdf)  Minutes (pdf)
 August 18, 2008  Agenda (pdf)  Minutes (pdf)
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Karen Girard, MPA
Health Promotion Manager, Public Health Division