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MN native exports ideas for healthier cities to California

Fresh off a successful pilot project in Albert Lea, Dan Buettner is now working with three southern California cities on encouraging healthier lifestyles. In Albert Lea the three-year project produced an average weight loss of three pounds per resident and a 40 percent reduction in city health care expenses.
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Fresh off a successful pilot project in Albert Lea, Dan Buettner is now working with three southern California cities on encouraging healthier lifestyles. In Albert Lea the three-year project produced an average weight loss of three pounds per resident and a 40 percent reduction in city health care expenses.

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