Home » State of Wyoming »Sublette County »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Study: Teton County Healthiest in State

April 4, 2012 State of Wyoming, Sublette County, Teton County 1 Comment
Tetons

Teton County has been ranked the healthiest county in Wyoming for the second year in a row. A study released yesterday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin measured the health of residents in every county in the U.S. based on factors such as access to health care and healthy foods, physical activity levels, environmental quality and alcohol and tobacco use. Teton County Public Health Manager Terri Gregory says it makes sense that Teton County secured the number one slot in Wyoming. “Certainly our physical environment and the healthy people our environment draws is a big part of it,” Gregory said. “Most of the people here are interested in outdoor and physical activities and are health- minded; not very many of us smoke, the obesity rate is low and we have low physical inactivity.” Gregory noted that according to the study, only 2 percent of Teton County residents do not have access to healthy foods compared to Wyoming’s 6 percent.

“For Wyoming,  getting fresh vegetables and fruits is always an issue but I’ll bet the [low numbers] we’re seeing in this report have a lot to do with the efforts that grocery stores and restaurants are making in access to healthy foods and certainly the two farmers markets.” While Teton County’s numbers were the lowest in the state for smoking, obesity and physical inactivity, we reportedly have one of the highest rates of excessive drinking in the state at 22 percent. According to the study the only area in the Cowboy State with more excessive drinkers is Sublette County.

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. [...] include a lack of personal physicians, childhood poverty and the number of fast food restaurants.Study: Teton County Healthiest in StateKSGTRich Marin County is California's healthiestSan Francisco Business TimesPutnam among [...]

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin