NC Groups To Roll Out Statewide Health Campaign
CBS Charlotte (con't)
Affordable Care Act Updates: CBSCharlotte.com/ACA
Health News & Information: CBSCharlotte.com/Health
Get Breaking News First
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health organizations are gearing up for a statewide campaign to promote better eating and exercise habits.
“A Healthier NC” campaign rolls out Thursday with a news conference at the state Department of Health and Human Services that will feature the heads of community organizations and state agencies.
The goal is to sign up at least 1 million residents on the campaign’s website and get them to explore health information, track physical activity and weight loss. The website, ahealthiernc.com, also includes ways to share progress and provides details on upcoming exercise and health-related events across the state.
Approximately 28 percent of the state’s adult population is obese, according to the campaign, which is sponsored by a number of health organizations across the state.
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)