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Governor kicks off Healthiest State initiative

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Governor Terry Brandstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds will kick off the efforts to make Iowa the Healthiest State in the nation Wednesday.

The press conference will be held at the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines at 9a.m.

Branstad says Hy-Vee has added extensive nutrition information to its store shelves to help guide consumers to better choices, and he said other companies also want to pitch in.

Iowa tends to rank in the upper half of states in surveys of health status. Last year, for example, the United Health Foundation ranked Iowa 14th overall.

They will be announcing what major initiatives they would like to put into place and talk about the major private investment that will be made.

This project will be a multi-year effort.

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