Governor to host 2nd Kansas Obesity Summit

Sam Brownback
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Gov. Sam Brownback and top state health officials will host the 2nd annual Kansas Obesity Summit on Sept. 30 in Topeka.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the focus will be on identifying the best strategies to address rising obesity rates, and on the health and economic effects of obesity.

Topics include ways to make physical activity part of Kansans’ daily life. Speakers will also address an expanded role for employers, insurers and health care professionals in preventing obesity.

Brownback held a weight-loss challenge for state and local government employees from January through May as part of his efforts to encourage Kansas residents to get healthier.

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