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So there you have it. Southerners have little access to healthy food and limited means with which to purchase it. It's hard for them to exercise outdoors, and even when they do have the opportunity, it's so hot, they don't want to. To combat this affliction, some Southern states have adopted programs to fight rising obesity. In 2003, Arkansas passed a school body mass index–screening program that assesses weight and sends the results home to parents. Tennessee encourages its schools to buy fresh ingredients from local growers. And in 2007, Mississippi adopted nutritional standards for sch
"When you're poor, you tend to eat more calorie-dense foods because they're cheaper than fruits and vegetables," explains Jeff Levi, executive director of Trust for America. Poor neighborhoods also have fewer grocery stores, even in the rural South.
Originally posted by severdsoul
1/2 lb fried bacon pieces , for flavor
1/2 lb butter , for flavor
3 bundles of collard greens
and a little spices for kick..
nothing about it is healthy, but man talk about make your mouth water...
Originally posted by Blanca Rose
Originally posted by grapesofraft
Well I agree that it is everything elses fault that people in the South are fatter on average than their northern counterparts. Poor people from the South, I hope Obama can give you some stimulus to help you out. If we all just cared more and loved better you wouldnt be fat. This wouldnt even happen if we could get rid of money and share our resources.