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10:00 am
Sat January 11, 2014

Kentucky Gets Grant to Promote Physical Activity, Nutrition

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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.

Kentucky is one of 32 states getting funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help improve its dismal health statistics.

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.

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5:17 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Kentucky Again Among Most Obese States

2011 Obesity Data
CDC

A new government survey once again ranks Kentucky among several states with very high obesity rates.

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.

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