It doesn’t have to stay that way.
For now, one in four West Virginia 11-year-olds has high “bad” cholesterol. One in five has high blood pressure. Almost one in three is obese. One in six kindergartners is obese.
We can do something about that.
As one state health official said, “This is a public health emergency.” Learn about the problems, meet people and communities trying to bring those numbers down, and find out what you can do in this Charleston Gazette series.
TEACHERS: This site has been developed as a classroom resource for higher education teachers. Here are some ways to use these stories in your classroom. We welcome your feedback and ideas!