Check out this new report on childhood obesity in Arkansas. And this under Mike Huckabee, who I’m sure the only governor in history who has written and gotten published his own diet book. The Huck shucked over a hundred pounds using his combination of a low-fat diet, a lot of exercise, and a Zen-like degree of self discipline, which, as we all know, is what it takes to lose on a low-fat diet. Too bad he didn’t drop into our clinic on Anderson Road a few years before – he would have had a much easier time of it.
I commend Gov. Huckabee for undertaking this first-of-its-kind study and reporting the results despite making his state look bad. I’m quite sure that if other states would belly up to the bar with similar testing, the results would be the same.
Childhood obesity is an enormous problem that we as a nation are going to have to deal with in the years to come.
See what happens when we leave the state
Another, from Ohio- http://post.news.messages.yahoo.com/bbs?.mm=NEWS&action=l&ft=1&board=37138530&sid=37138530&title=Diabetes%20Cases%20Almost%20Double%20in%20Ohio%0A&tid=apdiabetessurge&date=01-16-2006&url=story.news.yahoo.com%2Fnews%3Ftmpl%3Dstory%26u%3D%2Fap%2F20060117%2Fap_on_he_me%2Fdiabetes_surge_1&.sig=nHxf.NGDb0hNk2mXzbBPrw–
“Why serve them a salad if they’re not going to eat it?” – our local school district superintendant (I will not embarass him further by printing his name)