Task force tackles obesity

March 30, 2012
by Pamela Cote
The Expositor (Tenn.)

Governor Bill Haslam has named obesity as the focus of his Health and Wellness Task Force as nearly one third of Tennesseans are now considered obese.

Last year, Tennessee was named the fourth most obese state, with 31.9 percent of adults considered obese. While this is a rise from 2nd in the nation for obesity in the previous year, in 2010 the percentage of obese adults was actually lower, at 31.6 percent.


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