Anti-Obesity Campaign Encourages Losing to Win - WLNS TV 6 Lansing - Jackson | Your Local News Leader

Anti-Obesity Campaign Encourages Losing to Win


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Michigan is currently the fifth heaviest state in the nation and just last month, the Department of Community Health rolled out their new anti-obesity campaign, "Michigan's Healthier Tomorrow." The program encourages people to pledge to lose 10 percent of their body weight.

"I just had a baby in September and I have a few pounds probably to lose, so this was just a kick start for me," said Wendy Cadwell.

Cadwell is just one of the people who jumped on board. She just received her free starter kit filled with everything from food journals to grocery shopping tips. The Department of Community Health printed off 20,000 kits and at the rate it's going, they'll need more.

They plan to take their first survey in April to see if any changes need to made in the program, but for being just weeks into it, the response so far has been inspiring and the campaign's Facebook page proves it.

"It serves as a very good community. Right now, we're seeing a lot of people go on there posting recipes, tips, encouraging each other, motivating each other and actually one of things in the focus groups was people wanted a buddy. Somebody to push them and that's exactly what the Facebook page is doing," said Angela Minicuci.

Over 11,000 people have already signed up to participate.

To find out more about the campaign or if you want to make the pledge, visit Seen on 6.

Powered by WorldNow

2820 East Saginaw Street,
Lansing, MI  48912

Telephone: 517.372.8282
Fax: 517.372.1507

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Lansing, Inc. A Media General Company.