Profile of High Obesity Areas in: Georgia
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      Obesity is a major health problem on a national level, but

      it is particularly persistent in certain areas. The Centers for

      Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Programs to Reduce

      Obesity in High Obesity Areas to Boost Prevention cooperative

      agreement is focusing on these places. CDC’s Division of

      Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) expanded

      the original 2014 pilot Programs to Reduce Obesity in High

      Obesity Areas cooperative agreement to combat the obesity

      problem using environmental approaches and to help reduce

      adverse health outcomes such as diabetes, heart disease,

      hypertension, and some cancers in additional places.

      The High Obesity Program funds land grant universities

      in states with some of the highest obesity areas of the

      country, specifically, states with counties where more

      than 40% of the adult population is obese. Grantees

      collaborate with existing cooperative extension and

      outreach services at the county level in their states to

      develop obesity solutions.

      Grantees put into action a set of evidence-based strategies in

      the community setting.

      The University of Georgia (UGA) is working with county

      leaders and local, district and state UGA Extension offices;

      local community organizations; and local, district and state

      public health departments to improve nutrition and increase

      physical activity through the county programs Healthier

      Together Calhoun and Healthier Together Taliaferro.

      Both counties are working with their local UGA Extension

      offices to establish community gardens that will help supply

      food pantries. Taliaferro County is providing nutrition and

      healthy living classes at county school buildings for day

      camps in partnership with Touching Taliaferro with Love,

      Inc., a group that sponsors summer programs for students.

      They are also promoting activities such as bike rodeos at

      Stevens State Park and exercise sessions for seniors at the

      senior citizens center.

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