Child Health Day, 2015, 60789-60790 [2015-25739]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 194 / Wednesday, October 7, 2015 / Presidential Documents 60789 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9341 of October 2, 2015 Child Health Day, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As a Nation, we have a commitment to ensuring our daughters and sons live better lives than we did. They deserve every chance to reach for the brightest futures they can imagine, and with a solid foundation and a clean environment, they can grow up strong, healthy, and prepared to write the next great chapters in the American story. On Child Health Day, we recommit to helping our children make healthy life choices and to providing them with the resources to lead happy and productive lives. My Administration remains wholly committed to investing in the safety and well-being of our Nation’s kids. First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative is bringing together community-based, faith-based, and private sector organizations, along with government at all levels, to provide quality, nutritious food to students, empower parents to make healthy choices, and encourage our youth to become more physically active. We are working at every level to combat bullying so students across our country can live and learn free from fear or intimidation. Under the Affordable Care Act, young people can now stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26—a provision that has already helped millions of young Americans. And the law prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage to individuals with pre-existing conditions, which has already brought greater peace of mind to the parents of up to 17 million children. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Keeping our children healthy takes more than promoting good lifestyles today—it also rests on leaving them with a stable world to live in tomorrow. That is why my Administration is taking on the critical work of safeguarding our planet from the devastating effects of a changing climate by forging an America with cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner energy. We have taken ambitious steps to limit our Nation’s carbon emissions, wean ourselves off of foreign energy sources, and preserve our planet for generations to come. With the potential for greater incidence of asthma attacks and infectious diseases that can impact growth and learning during critical formative years, we owe it to all who come after us to confront this imminent threat. We are also continuing to encourage Federal agencies to collaborate toward achieving these goals by identifying priority risks to the well-being of our young people and developing strategies to combat them. Our most profound obligation is to our Nation’s most vulnerable citizens: our children. As we mark Child Health Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to that responsibility by supporting and modeling healthy, active lifestyles, by equipping our youth with the tools and resources they need to seize every opportunity, and by working to leave behind a sustainable planet so our children—and theirs—can know a future worthy of their limitless potential. The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 18, 1928, as amended (36 U.S.C. 105), has called for the designation of the first Monday in October as Child Health Day and has requested that the President issue a proclamation in observance of this day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Monday, October 5, 2015, as Child Health VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 Oct 06, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07OCD1.SGM 07OCD1 60790 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 194 / Wednesday, October 7, 2015 / Presidential Documents Day. I call upon families, educators, health professionals, faith-based and community organizations, and all levels of government to help ensure America’s children are healthy. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–25739 Filed 10–6–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 Oct 06, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07OCD1.SGM 07OCD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 194 (Wednesday, October 7, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25739]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 194 / Wednesday, October 7, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9341 of October 2, 2015

                
Child Health Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                As a Nation, we have a commitment to ensuring our 
                daughters and sons live better lives than we did. They 
                deserve every chance to reach for the brightest futures 
                they can imagine, and with a solid foundation and a 
                clean environment, they can grow up strong, healthy, 
                and prepared to write the next great chapters in the 
                American story. On Child Health Day, we recommit to 
                helping our children make healthy life choices and to 
                providing them with the resources to lead happy and 
                productive lives.

                My Administration remains wholly committed to investing 
                in the safety and well-being of our Nation's kids. 
                First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative is 
                bringing together community-based, faith-based, and 
                private sector organizations, along with government at 
                all levels, to provide quality, nutritious food to 
                students, empower parents to make healthy choices, and 
                encourage our youth to become more physically active. 
                We are working at every level to combat bullying so 
                students across our country can live and learn free 
                from fear or intimidation. Under the Affordable Care 
                Act, young people can now stay on their parents' health 
                plans until age 26--a provision that has already helped 
                millions of young Americans. And the law prohibits 
                insurance companies from denying coverage to 
                individuals with pre-existing conditions, which has 
                already brought greater peace of mind to the parents of 
                up to 17 million children.

                Keeping our children healthy takes more than promoting 
                good lifestyles today--it also rests on leaving them 
                with a stable world to live in tomorrow. That is why my 
                Administration is taking on the critical work of 
                safeguarding our planet from the devastating effects of 
                a changing climate by forging an America with cleaner 
                air, cleaner water, and cleaner energy. We have taken 
                ambitious steps to limit our Nation's carbon emissions, 
                wean ourselves off of foreign energy sources, and 
                preserve our planet for generations to come. With the 
                potential for greater incidence of asthma attacks and 
                infectious diseases that can impact growth and learning 
                during critical formative years, we owe it to all who 
                come after us to confront this imminent threat. We are 
                also continuing to encourage Federal agencies to 
                collaborate toward achieving these goals by identifying 
                priority risks to the well-being of our young people 
                and developing strategies to combat them.

                Our most profound obligation is to our Nation's most 
                vulnerable citizens: our children. As we mark Child 
                Health Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to that 
                responsibility by supporting and modeling healthy, 
                active lifestyles, by equipping our youth with the 
                tools and resources they need to seize every 
                opportunity, and by working to leave behind a 
                sustainable planet so our children--and theirs--can 
                know a future worthy of their limitless potential.

                The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 18, 
                1928, as amended (36 U.S.C. 105), has called for the 
                designation of the first Monday in October as Child 
                Health Day and has requested that the President issue a 
                proclamation in observance of this day.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim Monday, 
                October 5, 2015, as Child Health

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                Day. I call upon families, educators, health 
                professionals, faith-based and community organizations, 
                and all levels of government to help ensure America's 
                children are healthy.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                second day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-25739
Filed 10-6-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P