TRICARE Sponsors Healthy Eating and Active Living Program
FALLS CHUCH, VA -- To combat obesity, TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) will sponsor this summer a weight demonstration project for active-duty family members, and retirees and their family members. The http://www.tricare.osd.mil/DrIsIn/default.cfm Healthy Eating and Active Living in TRICARE Households (HEALTH) program will focus on building healthier communities and strengthening military families through education, intervention and treatment. The program will teach participants how to reach their desired weight and how to live a healthier lifestyle.

"We hope that this demonstration and other lifestyle-oriented pilot projects will have a positive, life-long impact on the health of participating TRICARE beneficiaries," says Air Force Colonel Joyce Grissom, medical director, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, TMA.