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Texas offers online help against childhood obesity

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas has unveiled a website meant to help battle childhood obesity and identify areas of the state where youngsters are most at risk.

Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday announced ReshapingTexas.org as a way to help focus on obesity costs, medical research and health initiatives.

A mapping feature uses fitness and body mass data collected by school districts and reported to the Texas Education Agency to help pinpoint at-risk areas. Combs says ReshapingTexas.org also encourages users to offer success stories.

The 2011 Legislature ordered the comptroller's office to set up a website to compile research information on childhood obesity and provide other assistance.

 

Online:

http://www.reshapingtexas.org/

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