The Rural Monitor
Articles by Topic: Obesity and weight control
January 24, 2024
Produce prescription programs have gained popularity in recent years as a model for addressing food insecurity and diet-related disease. While such programs are still uncommon in rural areas, those that do exist report wide-ranging impacts on participants and local food systems.
August 24, 2016
A unique wellness program in rural Ohio has impacted nearly 2,000 adults. Participants of Trinity Hospital Twin City's Fit for Life program have reversed their diabetes, lowered cholesterol, lost weight, and are even sleeping better. The secret lies in Dr. Timothy McKnight's curriculum that centers around a change of mindset to spur long-term physical health.
February 26, 2015
The Kūlana Hawai'i program employs an integrated team of health professionals to address internal and external factors relating to weight management.