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Public Health Week Celebrated in Sutter County

In celebration of National Public Health Week, Sutter County Public Health will host “Taking Action for a Healthier Community”. With public forums and facebook updates highlighting health. The County hopes to get people eating better and moving. Ann Westlake the Health Education Coordinator for Sutter County Public Health gives us the County’s health goals in a nutshell.

Click to hear Public Health Coordinator Westlake

Today’s facebook health message from Sutter County asks, did you know there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually in the United States? That’s 1 in 6 Americans sickened each year! These illnesses result in about 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Foodbourne illnesses can be prevented by handwashing, cooking food thoroughly, and refrigerating foods within two hours of cooking them (in summer, this goes down to one hour).

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