As a result of Get Healthy’s efforts over the last 8 years, San Mateo County’s obesity rates declined this past year by 5.6 percent, making it one of only three Bay Area Counties where obesity rates decreased.
Get Healthy’s redesigned website, www.gethealthysmc.org, provides a one-stop-shop where people can share information, discover creative ways to stay active, become informed on upcoming events, workshops, and available funding to support local programs.
Starting as a task force to prevent childhood obesity, Get Healthy has grown into a successful collaboration of cities, community leaders and organizations across the County. Because wellness begins where people live, learn, work and play, Get Healthy works to develop strategies that can reduce and prevent obesity-related health conditions associated with unhealthy eating and physical inactivity.
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