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Like many areas across the country, suburban Cook County is in the fight for its life. Chronic diseases now affects more than 50% of our residents. Obesity rates have tripled for children and doubled for adults – obesity is on the verge of becoming the leading cause of preventable death.

We can no longer stand by while social norms promoting sedentary, unhealthy lifestyles cripple our chances for long, healthy lives. To combat this epidemic, the Cook County Department of Public Health and a strong network of partners, is leading the charge towards a suburban Cook County in which healthy lifestyles are the norm, not the exception.

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