Healthy Eating

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Goal: Promote health through portion control and the consumption of healthy foods to reduce overweight and obesity.

What’s the Problem?

There is strong scientific support for the benefits of eating healthy foods. Between 2011-2015, heart disease was the third leading cause of death and the fourth leading cause of hospital visits in Douglas County. Consuming healthy foods and maintaining a healthy body weight will reduce the risk of heart disease as well as other major health issues such as overweight and obesity, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

Learn more about Healthy Eating as a public health issue.

Related Social Determinants (click here for more detail)

Economic Stability


Social and Community Context

Neighborhood and Built Environment

COBB Health Behaviors

What Are We Doing About It?

Here is how we can work together to increase healthy eating in our community:

Click here for the current community metrics.

Click here for the Healthy Eating Action Plan.

Get Involved!

Want to help us increase healthy eating in Douglas County? Click on the button below to fill out our contact form to get in touch with someone from the Implementation Team, and find out how YOU can get involved in your community!