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County launches portion control campaign as obesity rates rise

Posted: October 5, 2012 6:10 p.m.
Updated: October 5, 2012 6:10 p.m.

County officials announced their first-ever portion-control awareness campaign to address the growing obesity epidemic, officials announces this week.

Part of Public Health’s ongoing obesity prevention efforts, Choose Health LA, the campaign aims to increase awareness of the amount of calories in popular foods, inform residents of daily recommended calorie limits and educate residents on proper portion sizes and tips for healthier eating at restaurants and at home, according to a news release.

“Nearly a quarter of all adults in Los Angeles County now suffer from obesity,” said Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, Public Health Director and Health Officer of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “While it’s important to encourage residents to eat healthier foods, the goal of this campaign is to get people to start thinking about how much food they are consuming in each meal.”




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