Health Connections
6:11 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Combatting Obesity

Nearly one of every three young people in the United States is overweight or obese—a huge and costly health issue for that generation and the nation. But some focused counter-measures are showing small signs of progress in key areas of California.

Veva Islas-Hooker
Veva Islas-Hooker

The recent move to shape land use planning and other governmental policies to help combat obesity represents a change in strategy, acknowledges Hannaveva Islas-Hooker of the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program. The new key is making it easier to make healthy choices.