Great map. Shows how quickly things have moved from satisfactory to critical, and how the trend of obesity is spreading across the country. It has always been my belief (whether accurate or not) that there is more obesity in the south- good southern cookin'
In my opinion, obesity IS the new smoking problem. It's a public health crisis if there ever were one. There aren't any "no-fat" sections of restaurants, or buildings that are "fat-free," and our own federal government has decided to recognize it as a "disease!"
A mistake, I think.
Obesity is not just an unpleasant social condition, though... The higher rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, athsma, arthritis, and other afflictions should be a wake-up call to stop this trend from continuing.
But, the question is: HOW?