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Nebraska Mayor Announces Efforts to Fight Obesity

Nebraska: Mayor Beutler Announces Two Efforts to Fight Obesity

Mayor Chris Beutler announced that Lincoln has officially become a “Let’s Move City” by committing to the obesity prevention initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama.

“I was honored to respond to the First Lady’s call to action for Mayors and other elected officials to take a leadership role in the effort to solve the problem of obesity within a generation,” said Mayor Beutler. “It’s important that government leaders recognize the tremendous health and economic burden that obesity and its related diseases have on individuals, the health care system and our City as a whole. The goal of Let’s Move is ambitious, but we owe it to our children to do all we can to meet that goal.”



Nebraska Gov. Recognizes Workplace Wellness Leaders

The state of Nebraska is steadily becoming known as one of the healthiest states in the nation. According to a letter from Governor Dave Heineman, in just one year (from 2009 to 2010), the state rose 15 spots on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, from 25th to 10th. This is due in no small part to Nebraskan companies taking the lead on effective workplace wellness programs, says Heinemen.

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