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New England News
Thu July 11, 2013
Efforts Spread In Holyoke To Fight Obesity
One of the poorest cities in Massachusetts is waging a new campaign against obesity.
An initiative called “5-2-1-0” which promotes healthy eating and exercise is being rolled out to the public schools, pre-schools, community organizations and health centers in the city of Holyoke. Mayor Alex Morse said this new campaign is part of the city’s commitment to “ Let’s Move!” the effort championed by First Lady Michelle Obama to combat childhood obesity.
75 percent of adults in Holyoke are considered obese, compared with the national average which is 60 percent.