Interactive childhood obesity map

Poor Mississippi manages to bring up the very rear in so many indices of functioning, and with its kids this heavy, it won’t have an easy time running to catch up.

Click on the image below to see the interactive version. Interestingly, while Colorado has long been the “leanest” state overall, its children are not among the nation’s slimmest, while the kids of generally portly Michigan are among the trimmest in the country.
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It would be interesting to make a drive from, say, Cheyenne to Little Rock, just to appreciate the heft gradient.

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  1. #1 by wockrassa on March 7, 2011 - 1:53 pm

    Actually, fat kids are better off, since child molesters seem to prefer the skinny ones. So Mississippi kids are far less likely to be invited into the van in the first place.

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