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REC REPORT FEATURES

September 2014

Obesity Rates Remain High

Adult obesity rates remained high overall, increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to "The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America," a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

CDC Releases Model Aquatic Health Code

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued the much-anticipated Model Aquatic Health Code, the first set of national guidelines that public pool operators can follow to help keep swimmers healthy and safe, and that state and local health departments can use when they create or update public pool regulations. The code provides tips on safe operation of public aquatic facilities, including design and construction, water filtration, safety, ventilation and air quality, and staff training.