Obesity is a complex public health issue, which requires a collaborative effort with local and state partners. In a state that suffers from one of the highest rates of obesity in the country, we are advocating for state and local policy changes necessary to support individuals in the adoption of lifelong healthy habits.

State and Local

On the local level, we work with 26 Eat Smart Move More chapters and other local partners throughout the state. We support local communities to advocate for healthy eating and active living by providing training, resources, and technical assistance.

At the state level, we work with key decision makers, including state agencies and other organizational leaders, to advocate for policies, systems and environmental changes to prevent and reduce the high incidence of obesity in our state. We are committed to working with our local and statewide partners to define constructive steps to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.

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Grassroots Advocacy

An advocate is a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause. Our work isn’t possible without the help of our grassroots advocates on the ground talking to their elected officials about healthy eating and active living issues. Advocates receive email action alerts when we need your help to educate others about issues important to our mission.

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