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Education about Obesity Needs to Start with Parents, Community Organizations and Schools.
It would help greatly if more Churches substitute fruits and veggies for danish, bagels and muffins.
Boston Receives $4.6 Million Federal Grant to Reverse Obesity Crisi...
Boston Globe “Daily Dose”, Deborah Kotz, 10/05/2012
In an effort to reduce the obesity surge that’s particularly acute in the city’s black and Hispanic residents, the city of Boston was been awarded $4.6 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to initiate exercise and nutrition programs in low-income communities, Mayor Thomas Menino announced on Thursday.
Boston and Los Angeles were the only two cities that received the three-year grant, and Menino said in a statement that it will allow the city -- under the direction of the Boston Public Health Commission -- to expand on the “comprehensive approach” it was already taking to address health disparities such as the Boston Moves for Health initiative that offers free exercise classes and cooking workshops.
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