Alaska Food Policy Council Creates Anti-Obesity Program

Obesity is a national problem. Diane Peck is a public health specialist with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ Obesity Prevention and Control Program. She’s just working with a panel called the Alaska Food Policy Council which is putting together  a program  aimed at both reducing the number of overweight Alaskans, and in pointing them toward eating healthy, local foods.

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