The University of Georgia

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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

With Virtual Environments

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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

Dawgs on the Move Initiative

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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

In Schools

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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

In Communities

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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

In the Workplace

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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

In Senior Centers

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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

In People with Disabilities

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The Obesity Initiative at the University of Georgia addresses adult and childhood obesity and its related diseases. Advances in research and efforts in outreach aim to improve the health of Georgia’s citizens and decrease the cost of health care in the state.
Weighing In

Furthering fitness in South Georgia

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Community leaders are making efforts to promote health in one of Georgia’s most obese counties – Burke County – according to an article published last week in The Red & Black. Burke County has an obesity rate of 36 percent, and 31 percent of its residents aren’t physically active, according to this year’s County Health Rankings. … More ›

Go local: community leaders key to decreasing obesity in Georgia

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The obesity challenge is a statewide problem, but it requires local solutions. The UGA Obesity Initiative has been involved in efforts to decrease obesity in Georgia’s Clarke County and Colquitt County. Gaining the support of local leaders was crucial to these efforts, UGA’s Debbie Murray told the Red & Black in an article published last … More ›

Obesity rates in young children down …. somewhat

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The rate of obesity in young U.S. children has fallen 43 percent in the last decade, according to reports last week by the New York Times, the Washington Post and a variety of other outlets. That’s encouraging news for a country making efforts to reduce childhood obesity through programs like Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign. … More ›

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