In carrying out subparagraph (A), the eligible entity shall, with respect to residents in the community, measure--
"(i) decreases in weight;
"(ii) increases in proper nutrition;
"(iii) increases in physical activity;
"(iv) decreases in tobacco use prevalence;
"(v) other factors using community-specific data from the Behavioral Risk Surveillance Survey; and
"(vi) other factors as determined by the Secretary [at HHS]."
The word measure also requires an action that requires contact with someone.
I just remembered something....this is already being done!
And it was done BEFORE Obama was elected! It might be a state thing, I don't know all the details, but my sister-in-law called us last year to tell us that the elementary school her daughter goes to in Oklahoma called her up and sent her a note saying that if her 6-year-old daughter didn't drop weight, she was going to be reported to the Department of Child Welfare for negligence or something like that.
When you first posted this, you quoted "It's purpose is to promote 'healthier school environments,'" - I had completely forgotten about the fact that Kristy told us about the note they sent home with Kylie.
The public schools, (places that are constantly applying for grants), seems like a perfect place for this sort of (possible) bill to work, and since they ARE educational institutions, it seems completely reasonable and appropriate for them to measure, and instruct, and implement healthy living resources to the students! I truly WISH this sort of program would have been in place when I went to to school. The way it was, I had to wait until I learned for myself at age 35, how to cut out the fat in my diet (I was chubby all my life, and my parents kept pushing "The Army Diet" on me, which was completely WRONG for me), and how to exercise within my target zone.
I don't think you realize what kind of a fantastic program this could be! If, from grade-school level, at-risk kids could be taught what they need to be healthy and normal, that would cut down on the incidences of bullying and harassment that takes place at the Jr. High and High School levels, which would keep a lot of kids from dropping out! It maybe would have targeted my kid and prevented the suicide attempt that took place a couple years ago.
Agreeably, this is certainly NOT what the founding fathers had in mind when they constructed the constitution, but then neither is our current military, or the Federal Reserve! But it's not the big, power-hungry, monster that you're afraid is going to dictate to you, how you will manage your day, either. Sometimes we just have to take a deep breath, put your hysterics on the back-burner for a moment, and face the beast head on and make a reasonably assessment as to it's actual threat level.