STAND. COM. REP. NO.537-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 11
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 11 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING SCHOOLS IN HAWAII TO ENCOURAGE CALCIUM INTAKE, ESPECIALLY IN YOUNG WOMEN, AND SUPPORTING EDUCATION AND AWARENESS OF CALCIUM DEFICIENCY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to urge the Department of Education (DOE) to encourage students to increase their physical activity and calcium intake to reduce the incidence of calcium-deficient disease.
The Department of Health testified in support of this measure. DOE supported the intent of this measure.
Your Committee finds that inadequate calcium consumption among children and adolescents can be a serious threat to their health, growth, and development later in life. Bones grow and absorb more calcium during the teenage years, but only 13 percent of teenage girls consume an adequate amount of calcium for peak bone development.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 11 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair