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'Weight of the Fox Valley' effort coming soon

At the same time Green Bay is being called the ninth-most obese community in the country, there's an effort in the Fox Cities area to deal with obesity.

Appleton public health director Kurt Eggebrecht is involved with the Weight of the Fox Valley initiative. He says they've been in the planning stages for about a year. He says they're modeling the program after the state's plan for physical activity and obesity.

Eggebrecht says Outagamie, Winnebago, and Calumet counties are partnering on the project. He says they plan to focus on specific areas, including encouraging employers to make sure healthy food is available.

The survey on obesity rates, from Gallup and Healthways, was released yesterday.

The Weight of the Fox Valley program could officially start in the coming months.

posted : April, 8th by WHBY

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