Report: Iowans' size on the rise: ?No quick, one-shot solution'

August 21, 2008
by Cindy Hadish
Cedar Rapids Gazette

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who helped Iowa obtain the federal wellness grants, called the report a wake-up call. "We must realize obesity is not merely a cosmetic issue but a serious health and economic risk that warrants a nationwide, comprehensive plan," he said.