Wisconsin County Uses Stimulus Grant To Fight Obesity

Wood County, Wis. has spent about a quarter of the $2.3 million federal stimulus grant it received a year ago in a multi-faceted program to combat obesity, according to The Marshfield News-Herald in Marshfield, Wis.

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Editor's Insight: Wood County, Wis. has made good use of its grant money by establishing a multi-faceted wellness program for youngsters, one that focuses on physical education and nutrition. Healthier options for vending machines are also part of the program.

Government at all levels, in partnership with the food and beverage industry, has an important role to play in educating young people to improve their lifestyles. 04-12-11 by Elliot Maras