By: Crispin Havener
Six Iowa communities, including 2 right here in the QCA, need some help getting healthy.
Muscatine and Iowa City were named Blue Zone Demonstration sites today.
Under the blue zone program, teams will work with the communities for 2 years to develop healthier food options, create new public health policies and fight obesity.
Governor Branstad says the Blue Zones are essential to reaching his goal of making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation, by 2016.