Editorial: Mississippi needs a new mindset to conquer obesity

August 18, 2012
Commercial Appeal


Here we go again. Mississippi once again has landed the annual designation as the fattest state in the nation.

The latest bad news about the state's "fat" problem came earlier this week when two nonprofit groups released a new analysis of states' obesity rankings. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health, using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information, found 12 states with an adult obesity rate above 30 percent. Mississippi topped that list with a 34.9 percent rate.



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