Alabama Obesity Ranking (WBHM - NPR News and Classical Music)It was in all the local papers and local news shows too.
Montgomery -- Alabama has once again been ranked as one of the most obese states in the country. The latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Mississippi was the most obese state, with 32 percent of adults having a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30. Alabama followed closely in the number two spot with 30.3 percent of adults being obese.
Then we have the latest:
Alabama workers to pay for extra pounds - Diet and nutrition- msnbc.com:Suspiciously I have seen this all over the net but nothing has been reported on it on the local level.
"MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama, pushed to second in national obesity rankings by deep-fried Southern favorites, is cracking down on state workers who are too fat.
The state has given its 37,527 employees a year to start getting fit — or they’ll pay $25 a month for insurance that otherwise is free."
I live in Alabama---big surprise :)
Granted it's a itty bitty college town smack dab in the middle of the state. Yet we do get Birmingham's TV, radio and newspapers.
This latest makes as much sense as that absurd law in Mississippi did earlier this year. I could go on and on how idiotic this whole thing is. But others, who are much better writers have done it for me. Check these posts out then contact the Alabama State Employee's Insurance Board and let them know how you feel.
Alabama | Big Fat Blog
Two Things « Kate Harding’s Shapely Prose
Junkfood Science: Taking a step back and thinking about the real story
Junkfood Science: Update: More than a little plan — the trial balloon is off and flying