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Many Americans live, learn, work, and play in neighborhoods that lack grocery stores, walkable streets, and other features necessary for promoting healthy eating and engaging in physical activity. In fact, most Americans do not eat a healthy diet and are not physically active at levels needed to maintain proper health. This has contributed to a dramatic increase in adult and childhood obesity, which is particularly troubling as obesity puts individuals at increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, which are among the leading causes of death. Supporting good nutrition, increasing physical activity, and addressing the policies and environmental factors that impact these issues are critical steps in improving public health.
Join us on Thursday, March 21, at 12:00 PM EST, as we highlight the success of one county-wide partnership in decreasing childhood obesity through community outreach, advocacy, education, policy development, and environmental change. This 45-minute webinar will be led by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, and will include a roundtable discussion on the impact of this critical Leading Health Indicator topic.