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Help Us Hit 10,000!


Have you written your governor yet? If so, help us spread the word!

As of Thursday morning, an amazing 8,777 Leaders and Supporters have sent letters to their governors for their state’s plan to reduce obesity. We are now aiming to send at least 10,000 letters by Monday — and we need your help!

Please tell your friends, family members and colleagues to write their governors to ask how their state plans to create a healthier future.

It’s critical that states take action to reverse obesity NOW. All states could have obesity rates of at least 44 percent by 2030, according to the recent report F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future, produced by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

But if average body mass indexes (BMIs) are reduced by just 5 percent, obesity rates would be lower, which also would prevent thousands, if not millions, of cases of obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease — and potentially save billions of dollars in health care costs.

That future will only happen, however, if states make a real effort to reduce obesity right now. Please ask your governor for his or her plan to tackle obesity TODAY, and ask those in your personal and professional networks to do the same.