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Programs battle Kentucky's fat epidemic

June 15, 2012
by Laura Ungar
Courier-Journal (Louisville)

 

Kentucky is one of the nation’s fattest states, with nearly a third of children, 60 percent of women and 80 percent of men considered overweight or obese.

A report released Thursday points out ways to bring those numbers down.

“A Guide to Reducing Obesity,” released by the Partnership for a Fit Kentucky and Shaping Kentucky’s Future Collaborative, details 17 school and community projects aimed at battling the fat epidemic, including four in Louisville.

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