Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 30th, 2004
Speaking to more than 450 local health and education professionals at a conference August 10, 2004, Huckabee vowed to use his "Healthy Arkansas" initiative and other new policies to start changing the state's unhealthy culture before he leaves office in 2006.
Healthy Arkansas "is not just a campaign, but an effort to change the culture of a state steeped in bad health habits," said the governor, who says his loss of 105 pounds improved his own health.
That attempt at a cultural shift involves a greater focus on preventing obesity and...
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