The Delaware General Health District is taking the lead in preventing obesity in Delaware County. Obesity shortens life and drives up health care costs because it is linked to Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers and depression. In Delaware County, 57% of adults and 30% of elementary school-aged children are either overweight or obese.
A group of community leaders in partnership
with DGHD developed a Delaware County
Obesity Prevention Plan that Delaware government,
business and agency leaders, as well as residents
can take to help reduce obesity in our county.
Ways to prevent obesity are everywhere in our
community. Click on any of these community settings
to see which actions can help us solve this costly health