Muskegon County seeking hefty grant to forge slimmer waistlines, combat obesity | MLive.com
Muskegon County is going after a more than $700,000 grant from the federal government as part of a community effort to address the obesity problem.
The County Board of Commissioners, meeting as the Ways and Means Committee, gave its approval Tuesday afternoon to allow staff to apply for a $720,000 grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to implement evidence- and practice-based wellness strategies.
The goal of the proposed project is to reduce the rate of obesity rate in Muskegon County through a variety of intervention methods during a two-year period.
The county has one of the highest obesity rates in the state.