Washington County Public Health is hosting another 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 is 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 in the Federation Bank Conference Room.