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Obesity Task Force Campaign

Posted: Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at 6:25 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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Washington County Public Health is hosting a task force tomorrow to focus on obesity in the county.  Lynn Fisher, Staff Nurse at Washington County Public Health says this task force focusing on obesity was created after a group of community partners became dedicated to improving the health of Washington County residents.  Fisher says they have a goal of establishing a student run garden at two elementary schools in the County.

She adds they are targeting obesity in children.  According to the Iowa Youth Survey in 2008, 42% of fourth graders in Washington County are either overweight or obese.

The Task Force meets the first Friday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.  For more information, listen to today’s Washington Page.