The CDC Awards for High Obesity Program

  This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced awards totaling more than $11 million for its program specifically designed to reach U.S. counties with high rates of obesity.  Most awards for the five-year program are in rural areas, cited by the CDC as having a higher obesity prevalence.  Sixteen land grant universities will work with local cooperative extension services to increase the availability of affordable, healthy foods and safe, convenient places for physical activity.