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Know an individual or organization who has modeled, encouraged or promoted health and fitness? Nominate them for the 2016 Kansas Health Champion Award! Nominations due September 30, 2016.
2016 Kansas Health Champion Award
2016 Kansas Health Champion Award - Online Version
To encourage increased physical activity, healthy diets and tobacco use prevention by sharing information with Kansans
and partnering with businesses, schools and individuals to
promote healthy lifestyles.
The Governor's Council on Fitness has been charged with promoting a statewide response to prevent chronic disease and injury among Kansans. Established in 2006 to address physical inactivity, poor nutrition and tobacco use, the Council promotes regular, lifelong physical activity and healthy eating practices which have been shown to contribute to healthy weight, prevent and/or improve most chronic diseases, and increase longevity.
According to the 2013 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor and Surveillance System and the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey:
- About 2 out of 3 Kansas adults are overweight or obese
- Nearly 1 in 4 Kansas youth are overweight or obese
- Less than 20% of Kansas adults meet the recommended amounts of both aerobic and strengthening of physical activity per day