Exercise Challenge Sees Lawmakers Step Up to the Plate

March 15, 2005
by Steve Gehrke
Salt Lake City Tribune

... More than one of every four of Utah's children and one of every two adults is at an unhealthy weight, while almost 12 percent of children and 20 percent of adults are obese according to the Utah Department of Health. In addition, the state spent an estimated $167 per person in 2003 on medical-costs related to obesity, according to a study by Trust for America's Health.

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