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WHY FOCUS ON
ANTI-OBESITY?

Teaching children how to eat well and keep the weight off is the best prevention to chronic health issues later in life including stroke, heart disease and diabetes.

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REAL ISSUES

Gloria suffered from weight issues and diabetes. She began to wonder if she would live long enough to raise her grandson. Thanks to Step Up 2 Health, she not only lost 130 pounds and reduced her diabetes medication, but she also started a walking group for other grandparents raising grandchildren.

17% (164,696 people) of people in Westchester are obese.

31% (30,889 people) of people in Putnam are obese.

50% of adults and 65% of adolescents do not currently get the recommended amount of daily physical activity.


PROVEN SOLUTIONS

Community gardens to encourage children and families to eat better

Hands-on education for healthy eating

Access to exercise and fitness programs for all ages

Walk to School Week promoting exercise

Prescription drug savings through Familywize
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