Report: Plan to Create Healthy State is Paying Off
Updated: 02/28/2013 11:36 AM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart
Three years ago the state began pushing for a healthier Minnesota through the Statewide Health Improvement Program and the results show it's working.
Here are a few examples of improvements through SHIP:
Almost 300 cities are currently improving walking and biking paths
Farm-to-school efforts are pairing up at least 440 schools with local farmers
59 college campuses either are or are becoming smoke-free. Officials say that's a step in the right direction to help reduce young adult tobacco use by 2020
The state also wants to increase healthy weight in adults by nine percent
Click here for the report.