by Marion Nestle
Aug 29 2007

F as in Fat: More Obesity in America

The Robert Wood Johnson report on climbing rates of obesity awards the prize to Mississippi as the first state to reach 30% of the population as overweight. The most distressing finding: rates are rising in one-fourth of the states, with the highest rates in the south. What to do? “Make healthy choices easy choices,” says the report. Good idea: make it easier for everyone to eat less or better and to move more.

And here’s what the New York Times had to say about this.


Well, Mississippi is one of the poorest states, too, and what do poor people eat? Hint: probably not steak.

Forget “make healthy choices easy choices.” How about “make healthy choices inexpensive”?

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