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Clark County Wants You To Get Healthy and It Has An App To Help

You know that snippet of walking trail that goes behind your house? You’ve wanted to try it, but you’re not sure if it might be too hard for you?

There’s an app for that.

You’re in the grocery store and your kids ask for this new soft drink or juice they had at a friend’s house, but you’re not sure how much sugar is in it.

There’s an app for that, too!

These apps are produced by the Southern Nevada Health District, which has crafted an entire digital campaign to help residents of Clark County make healthy choices.

Deb Williams, who’s in charge of the prevention initiative at the health district, told KNPR's State of Nevada that as they developed this program they knew it had to be easy to use.

"We basically realized that for us to get our message to the people it was intended to help we had to be user friendly," Williams said.

The Neon to Nature app shows people the more than 1,000 miles of trails in Nevada.

"There really are opportunities for people not only to be active for fun but to use walking or biking as an alternate mode of transportation for errands and to get to work," Williams said.

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The health district's Sugar Saavy app helps guide people through how much sugar is in the food they eat and the drinks they consume.

"We really wanted to be helpful for the clients whose behaviors we were trying to influence," Williams said. 

 

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