Enjoy Mardi, but skip the Gras

March 14, 2011
The Advocate (Baton Rouge)

As we watched the last float, caught the last trinket, and reached for that last slice of king cake, we are reminded that the end of Carnival has arrived. Unfortunately, the celebration of Mardi Gras also may remind us that Tuesday is not the only thing that is overweight in our state.

In the recent weeks and months, study after study has been released that ranks Louisiana at or near the bottom of obesity rates and leading indicators.

The Trust for America’s Health 2010 survey finds that nearly one in every three adults in our state is obese.


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