Snyder unveils Pure Michigan Fit Initiative | News
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WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Governor Rick Snyder unveiled the Pure Michigan Fit Initiative Wednesday at the Family Fare in the Metro Health Village in Wyoming.
The program is aimed at promoting health and wellness initiatives for all Michigan residents. The Pure Michigan Fit program has three parts that will be phased-in during the next three years.
The first will increase nutrition information found at grocery stores. Then the state will work to increase healthy food access and education for low-income families. The third is to jump start nutrition education and training for those in the medical field.
The State of Michigan spent nearly $3 billion on medical costs in 2008 and projects that amount will quadruple in the next 6 years.