A sampling of new nutrition and physical activity improvements include:
A total of 27 businesses have signed on to participate in Healthy Foods Here, a program to increase access to healthy food options through small corner and convenience stores.
Bicycle Alliance, in partnership with Feet First, is working with schools to implement Safe Routes to School in six school districts in King County.
More than 50 organizations have taken the Soda Free Sundays pledge.
School districts are improving nutrition in their school meals and the foods sold in high school stores and fundraisers.
In King County, 20 percent of adults are obese and data from 2004-2008 show that 13 percent of adults smoke cigarettes. The health problems are even worse in South Seattle and South King County, where up to 31 percent of residents are obese and up to 20 percent of residents smoke.