Cleveland Hospitals Lead Health And Nutrition Effort

The hospital systems in Cleveland, Ohio have agreed to collaborate with the city and Cuyahoga County on a plan to make Cleveland – and its residents – the healthiest city in the country through a program that will include smoking cessation, diet and nutrition, promoting mobility and exercise in neighborhoods, and changing behavioral health, according to The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Editor's Insight: Local health agencies and institutions, working in cooperation with the food industry, can do a lot to improve people's lifestyles and reverse rising obesity.

Every community should have a collaborative effort among hospitals, government health agencies, schools and food industry organizations.

Refreshment service operators should be involved in these efforts. 04-14-11 by Elliot Maras