Obesity weighs heavily on Tifton

Health fair promotes better eating habits for Tift County.

Officials in Tifton held a health fair this morning promoting better eating habits, and overall exercise routines.

Commissioners in Tift County say the area has dealt with obesity issues for a long time and are hopeful that events like these can help that growing problem.

"Tifton is obese. And we need to educate the population of tomorrow about the harmful affects obesity can have, before we continue to feed this problem," said District 2: Tift County Commissioner, Melissa Chevers.

Chevers says by educating kids, they're hopeful Tift County parents can learn something, and change the shape of the county in the years to come.

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