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”?