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Monday, January 31, 2011

Some good news for a change

As you probably know, 30% of all U.S. adults are overweight and 33% are clinically obese. Last fall, I reported on our 6,000 mile road trip and all the sadly overweight people we encountered.

But today, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack gave a short, to the point, speech that pointed out we have to reduce the salt, sugar and fat in our diets. In addition, Louisville, Kentucky, Corpus Christi, Texas and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have created city wide weight reduction programs. Good for them all.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature has played a dirty trick on us. Salt, sugar and fat are the three things that make food taste good.

Stay tuned for further developments, and make sure there are no overweight kids in your family.

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