The Big Apple’s City Council Launches a New Weight Loss Plan for Young New Yorkers

Filed under: In The News — @ June 11, 2007

In an attempt to get a grip on the bulging waistlines of its young people, the City Council of New York City created The BODY project, which stands for Banishing Obesity and Diabetes in Our Youth, reports Amy Zimmer in Metro New York.

The $6.5 million initiative will screen 7,400 high schoolers at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and pre-diabetes, and then offer personalized diet and lifestyle programs to help. They’ll be tested at New York University’s School of Medicine.

Read more about why this initiative is important here.


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