Tennessee's war on obesity begins with local battles

More than two-thirds of people in Tennessee are overweight or obese, but the state is fighting back using community gardens and local programs for exercise and healthy cooking, and by tapping into national programs such as the "Let's Move" campaign. Community Food Advocates' executive director, Jim Myers, says the first step for many neighborhoods is making sure people have access to quality fruits and vegetables and then offering an education component to teach people what good food is all about.

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