San Mateo County Turns to Web Sites To Combat Childhood Obesity
On Monday, the Get Healthy San Mateo County Task Force launched two Web sites aimed at targeting childhood obesity in the county, the San Mateo County Times reports.
One site -- www.gethealthysmc.org -- is targeted at adults and includes information intended to help parents and educators guide children on how to stay healthy. The other site -- www.yspacemc.org -- is targeted at children with diet and other kinds of information.
Development of the Web sites was funded by the county health department and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health.
The Get Healthy San Mateo County Task Force formed in 2005 and is made up of teachers, health department officials and community groups (Diener, San Mateo County Times, 9/9).