Obesity Battle Remains too Big to Fight Alone

Mississippi holds the unfortunate title as the national leader in obesity. Mississippi State University, in partnership with Rust College and the United Methodist Church, is working hard to address unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles in the community. Tara Howell, Holmes County (Miss.) Extension agent says, “Extension’s role is to provide education. We are ready to help this community make healthy choices.” Just like Mississippi agriculture, the solution to the obesity problem must be a sustainable one. MSU Extension is offering classes, group meetings, information sessions, and more to address and remedy this ongoing problem. See the results, and how they may help your community, after the jump.

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