Monday, February 3, 2014

Public health takes on obesity: A route to better health

Public health experts across the country agree, we have a growing problem.

Obesity is a serious and costly health problem facing our nation. The number of kids and teens who are obese has nearly tripled in the past three decades, leading to a generation at risk for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other serious health problems. However, there is hope. For the first time in recent years, obesity rates have declined. Innovative public health approaches and partnerships are contributing to improved food choices and creating opportunities for physical activity and are helping to curb obesity. View and share the APHA infographic on obesity.

Learn more about Jefferson County Public Health and our efforts to improve healthy eating and active living for everyone in the County.

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