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Guest Editorial: Obesity Rate

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    Editorial: "Disgrace"

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Congratulations central Alabama!

Two years ago, our obesity rate was 34.6%, tied for highest in the country! The latest figures show our rate has dropped to 30.9%!

We're no longer lead the country, we're not even the highest in Alabama…sorry Huntsville.

Our new rate means 13,000 fewer people are obese than two years ago.  13,000 people who may have longer lives and fewer health problems like heart disease, stroke, and some forms of cancer.

But we still have more work to do! Fortunately, a lot of people are working together to keep us moving forward. 

Healthier school lunches, better access to locally grown produce, making communities more walkable and encouraging active lifestyles will lower our obesity rate even further…and save more lives.

Congratulations on what you've already accomplished…let's show the rest of the country that we're not finished yet!

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