When there is discussion about the State of Nebraska climbing the national ranks, the first thing that comes to mind to most Nebraskans is Cornhusker football.
However, the State of Nebraska is climbing the ranks of a different list for all of the wrong reasons. Nebraska now has the 14th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, released September 2016. Nebraska moved up 6 spots from last year with a new obesity rate of 31.4 percent, up from 20.1 percent in 2000 and from 11.3 percent in 1990.
Now, the people of Neligh have the opportunity to do their part in combatting that trend.
With the help of 719 Fitness, The University of Nebraska-Extension office is hosting a Family Food, Nutrition, and Fitness night. This event will be held November 2nd 2016 at 6:00PM at 719 Fitness in Neligh, Nebraska.
This event will be free of charge and consist of food demonstrations and sampling, grocery store budgeting, exercise tips and much more.
Space for this event is limited to the first 50 people, so please RSVP by October 20th by emailing Brad Averill at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 402-887-5414.