Local Group Targets Healthy Lifestyles

By: Rebecca Czaplewski
By: Rebecca Czaplewski

A new group called Energize-Eau Claire County is a community- wide alliance designed to address obesity and fitness.

Members range from local doctors to teachers. Still in the planning stages, they've discussed ideas that include lobbying for menu labeling in restaurants, to organizing fitness events.

Dr. Paul Loomis is a co-founder of the group, he says that obesity, and the health problems that stem from it, is a community issue. Obesity has become the second- leading cause of preventable death in the United States.

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