City employees on the verge of developing diabetes in Columbus, Macon and Athens-Clarke County will soon get help. A study by University of Georgia researchers will help workers manage their weight and reduce their risk of becoming Type II diabetics.
The University of Georgia has launched an initiative to help the state address a growing epidemic of adult and childhood obesity. The university will develop obesity prevention and treatment programs for communities, employers and health care providers to use.
A health advocacy group in Macon will bring fresh produce into so-called food deserts. The mobile veggie van will take items from a local farmers market into poor neighborhoods. Organizers hope to improve health.