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Kaiser gives $1M to fight obesity in South Sacramento
Sacramento Business Journal

Kaiser Permanente has given a $1 million grant to a local nonprofit to boost the fight against obesity in south Sacramento. The Health Education Council grant is part of Kaiser’s two-year, $4 million investment in healthy eating and active living programs across Northern California. The focus is on chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension that are related to obesity. Half of California adults, one in nine California children and one in three California teens is overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.