August 28. It gets “better” — the Washington Post reports today that D.C.’s kids are the fattest in the nation.
Sometimes, when I button my waistband, I think that getting fatter is a part of moving into middle age. My BMI only qualifies as “overweight” not “obese” but a lost weekend with Ben and Jerry might push me over the line.
Seems an AP story (USA Today link) — good for a planned slow news day, who knew about the Gonzales departure? — today shows how far and how fast obesity rates have increased.
Loosen the belt buckle another notch America: Obesity rates continued their climb in 31 states last year. No state showed a decline. Mississippi became the first state to crack the 30% barrier for adults considered to be obese. West Virginia and Alabama were just behind, according to the Trust for America’s Health, a research group that focuses on disease prevention.
Oof. There are a lot of trim people in D.C., but when I see a trim family, I admit to evesdropping to guess if they’re foreign.