August 11, 2004 at 10:36 am
This is mildly funny. Evidently people think the 40% or whatever of obese Americans all live in other states. At least they don’t think we’ve migrated underground to the sewers.
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Here’s the skinny on being fat
By APRIL MIDDLETON
People tend to think “the overweight people live in another state,” said Janet Callarman, community initiatives director with the Salina Area United Way.
That’s not the case, though. And the release of data concerning obesity in Saline County children should help bring the issue to the community’s consciousness, she said.
That data, as well as a plan to address the problem of obesity, will be released during a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Saline County Commission on Aging.
“It’s hard to make a case for change, without data,” Callarman said. “This data is going to reflect that it is a major problem in Saline County.”