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SC officials crafting plan to fight obesity

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Health and agriculture officials in South Carolina have scheduled a discussion on ways to combat obesity.

On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Environmental Control and state Department of Agriculture are hosting a healthy lunch at the State Farmers Market.

Organizers say they will unveil an obesity action plan, which will focus on both long-term and short-term strategies to cut down on South Carolina's obesity rate. The plan focuses on four categories: community, worksites, health care and children.

Attendees at the lunch include DHEC director Catherine Templeton and Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers.

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