Obesity

Obesity is a significant contributor to chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer, which often lead to premature death and raise health care costs for both individuals and the state.

 

Obesity was identified as a priority area in our 2016 Community Health Assessments (CHA), done collaboratively between local public health and the health care organizations within Meeker,
McLeod and Sibley Counties and organized through the CLT.

Strategies that improve nutrition and increase physical activity through policy, systems and environmental change are fundamental to reducing obesity rates in children and adults.

Obesity Infographic

 

Active Living Support 

Increasing physical activity is a powerful way to prevent obesity and promote health among children and adults. Across our counties, HCC is coming together with local partners to create healthier communities that support active lifestyles.

Children and families are more active when they live in neighborhoods that have sidewalks, parks, bicycle lanes and safe streets. Schools also can help residents of all ages be more active by providing students with quality recess, physical education and after-school programs, and by sharing their facilities with the community outside of school hours.

Active Living Infographic

Healthy Eating

This infographic was created with our local three county survey data.  Increasing healthy eating options is a powerful way to prevent obesity and promote health among children and adults. Across our counties, HCC is coming together with local partners to create healthier communities that support healthy eating.

Healthy Eating Support