obesity http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Gets Grant to Promote Physical Activity, Nutrition http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-gets-grant-promote-physical-activity-nutrition <p>The Kentucky Department of Public Health will use a $1.7 million federal grant toward efforts to promote physical activity and nutrition, reduce obesity and prevent chronic disease.</p><p>Kentucky is one of 32 states getting funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help improve its dismal health statistics.</p><p>The department’s Connie Gayle-White says health officials will use the money to establish prevention programs and manageable approaches to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.</p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8206 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Gets Grant to Promote Physical Activity, Nutrition Kentucky Again Among Most Obese States http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-again-among-most-obese-states <p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html">A new government survey</a> once again ranks Kentucky among several states with very high obesity rates.</p><p>Overall, more than a third of American adults are obese, but rates vary by location. The latest figures are based on a 2011 telephone survey that asked adults their height and weight. For the first time, households with only cell phones were included.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:17:30 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1307 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Again Among Most Obese States