For the fifth year in a row, Mississippi gets the title for “Fattest State In America” with a 32.5% obese population. Coming behind Mississippi was Alabama, then West Virgina and Tennessee. Each of the top four states have 30% or more obese population. On the flip side, the top three fittest cities included Colorado, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Each were around the 20% obese margin.
Mississippi also ranked highest for overweight and obese children at 44%. These statistics are nothing new for Mississippi. You’d think that after all these years of obesity something might change. Like no more deep fried Oreo’s, as good as that sounds. You have to wonder what kind of food they really eat down there.
The state should probably call for higher health regulations or just more healthier food in general. It really is unfair to the children. With an almost 50% obesity rate, they’re doomed for bad health. Too be fair though, the national obesity rate continues to climb, so this looks to be a national problem as much as it is a state’s.