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Blue Cross Teams up With Eight Groups to Address Obesity, Lower Minnesotans' Health Risks by Promoting Healthy Eating
Date:11/19/2008

oday 80 percent of Minnesotans put their health at risk because they aren't eating a healthy diet," said Manley. "That's a big problem that requires enlisting help from many groups around the state to remove barriers and change systems, so that eating healthfully can be the easy choice. We look forward to working with these interests, and together, I'm confident we can make real progress."

Healthy Eating Minnesota is part of Blue Cross' Prevention Minnesota initiative. Funded by Blue Cross' settlement proceeds from its historic lawsuit against the tobacco industry, Prevention Minnesota works to tackle preventable heart disease and cancers by addressing their root causes -- physical inactivity, unhealthy eating and tobacco use. For more information on the Healthy Eating Minnesota contracts or Prevention Minnesota, visit http://www.bluecrossmn.com/preventionminnesota.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota's first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. A nonprofit, taxable organization, Blue Cross is the largest health plan based in Minnesota, covering 2.9 million members in Minnesota and nationally through its health plans or plans administered by its affiliated companies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to http://www.bluecrossmn.com to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.


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