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Fighting Obesity In The Hoosier State

The CDC says more than a third of Hoosiers are obese and the rate continues to rise. This week on Noon Edition, we’ll talk about what obesity means for Indiana.

A CDC telephone survey found that nearly 31 percent of Hoosiers identified themselves as obese.

Photo: Alex Proimos (Flickr)

A CDC telephone survey found that nearly 31 percent of Hoosiers identified themselves as obese.

Recent reports hold startling facts about Indiana’s obesity rates. A CDC report ranks Indiana 8th in the nation for obesity, and a study by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation say more than half of Indiana’s residents could be obese by 2030.

This week on Noon Edition, we’ll talk with public health experts about the causes and effects of obesity.

Join us Friday at 12 p.m for our conversation. You can visit this site to be part of our live chat, follow us on Twitter @NoonEdition, or join us on the air by calling in at 812-855-0811 or 1-877-285-WFIU

Guests

Ryan Daffer- Community Wellness Coordinator and Director of Taking On Obesity Program, Vigo County YMCA

Samantha Schaefer- Dietician, Indiana University Health Bloomington

By Phone

Marcie Memmer- Director of the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Indiana State Department of Health

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