Baby steps needed to combat obesity

September 1, 2013
by Jennifer Parks
Albany Herald

While improvements are being made in obesity ratings, health officials say there is still a long way to go.

Georgia is now the 20th most obese state in the nation, “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2013,” a report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation indicated earlier this month.

On a more regional level, officials say the most recent figures available are from a 2011 survey, which showed that the Southwest Public Health District ranked second in the state with an obesity rating of 33.9 percent, with the South Central Public Health District in Dublin topping the list at 35.6 percent.


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