Wood County Has High Rate Of Obesity

6/27/17 – 4:31 A.M.

A health survey of Wood County residents shows an alarming rate of obesity. The assessment performed recently by the health department found 35-percent of residents are obese and another 35-percent are overweight. Health department officials say they were stunned by the number of residents who claimed there wasn’t enough access to healthy foods and places to get physical activity. That study will be used to help create a campaign to promote healthy living in Wood County.