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More than one in three children in North Little Rock are overweight or obese. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, if this epidemic is not reversed, we may be raising the first generation of Americans that will live shorter and sicker lives than their parents. North Little Rock is a community committed to healthy eating and active living. The Fit 2 Live initiative was created in 2009 by the City of North Little Rock and the North Little Rock School District to address the obesity epidemic in our city and make the healthy choice the easy choice for our residents.

Mission Statement

The North Little Rock Fit 2 Live initiative will:

Create an environment that empowers our
community to recognize and adopt healthy life choices
Collect evidence-based data
Build partnerships to identify and share resources
Develop and reinforce policy initiatives that
support these goals
Promote and implement innovative programs
and practices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obesity by the Numbers

147 billion dollars 1,429 dollars 15 2
annual medical cost of obesity because of related chronic diseases. obese adults spend more on medical costs per year. minutes of biking two times a day equals 10 pounds of fat burned per year. minutes of stair use per day can stop the average American weight gain.