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Programs improve food, beverage choices in targeted communities

Intense attention to the factors that cause obesity is paying off in low-income communities around the state, with schools, civic institutions and health care providers more focused on making it easier for people to make healthy choices in their lives, according to an evaluation of two programs released today. But even though the changes seem to be altering peoples’ behavior, the programs so far have not produced their ultimate goal, a reduction in obesity.