Posted July 29, 2021
One in three adults in Wisconsin is considered obese, according to the most recent data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Obesity also affects children. And, despite being among the healthiest areas in the state, Pierce and St. Croix counties see similar trends in obesity. Reporter Brooke Shepherd talks to experts about the problem and what can be done about it.
Support for this production comes from the Donovan E. Rasmussen Broadcast Journalism Fellowship at UW-River Falls.
The article may be found online at https://uwrfjournalism.org/2021/07/obesity-in-western-wisconsin/.