Tuesday, September 17, 2013

9-18-13 poll-childhood obesity and youth tobacco access

A new poll shows the majority of Fond du Lac County residenrts view tobacco use and childhood obesity as problems.   Fond du lac County Tobacco Control Program coordinator, Sandy Bernier, says 300 Fond du Lac county residents were surveyed this past summer.  Bernier says the poll shows that local residents support taking steps to reduce childhood obesity and youth tobacco access.  The poll shows 93 percent of FDL County residents favor taking steps to ensure kids can walk and or bike to school, 83-percent favor schools buying local fruits and vegetables, and 78-percent support funding for tobacco prevention.    Meanwhile, Bernier says the group Five Counties for Tobacco-Free Living is working with apartment managers to establish a voluntary smoke free policy in their apartment.

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