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Commissioners: Promote, don't police, healthy living

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Government can promote healthy eating, but should not regulate Big Macs and snacks.

So said Washington County commissioners today when they voted to accept a $1.53 million state health grant. The funds are part of a State Health Improvement Program aimed at curbing tobacco use and obesity.

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Commissioners debated whether government would be intruding on people's lifestyle choices and whether the program can be effective.

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