Americans are fatter than ever. Mississippi topped a newly released list with the highest rate of adult obesity in the country for the third year in a row and Colorado was the leanest state again (thank the Goddess Louisiana wasn't number 1). The top three states for obesity? After the Magnolia State comes West Virginia and Alabama. Louisiana is number 4. Texas tied with Missouri for number twelve.
Where are the heaviest kids? D.C. is at the top of the list. Texas is number 6, Mississippi number 8 and Louisiana is number 10. (Yeah! Lone Star State kids are fatter than our kids! It's such a hollow win...)
How does Arkansas stack up? The Natural State kids tie with Georgia for the number twelve spot. Adults are at number 8.
Ten of the fifteen states with the highest rates of adult obesity are located in the South. Please somebody and hep a region out and invent us some healthier cuisine.
Click for your own copy of the fourth annual report F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America. Click for tips on getting healthier in Louisiana.
"I found bliss early. It was reading or thinking in the spread out trunk of a pink flowered mimosa tree in our front yard.
I made my freest art back then. When I was a little kid alone in my room, I danced to music from a tiny record player. I had a built up platform in the bottom of my closet, so I would push the clothes back on either side and dance away in funky costumes I found around the house. Now when I create art, I am seeking to go back to my bliss." Usher May 24, 2010