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Rural Obesity and Weight Control – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 12, 2019 - Describes a study that identifies Michigan as having the second-highest rate of childhood obesity, linking higher rates in rural areas to poverty. The Fit Kids 360 program, piloted in Grand Rapids, aims to educate children and their parents on prioritizing better diet choices, increased physical activity, and tackling emotional barriers to changing bad habits.
Source: Cadillac News
Sep 18, 2019 - Addresses the lack of fitness centers in rural Pennsylvania and the increased rate of obesity in non-metro communities. Discusses how larger gym franchises struggle to profit in less populated areas creating 'exercise deserts.'
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Last Updated: 11/12/2019