Saturday, October 16, 2010

Take It To The Streets

The reason I picked this issue is because I feel that the health of our society is in a very dangerous state. If something isn't done fast then who knows where we will end up.

Trends by State 1985–2009

Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. BMI is calculated from a person's weight and height and provides a reasonable indicator of body fatness and weight categories that may lead to health problems. Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

During the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. In 2009, only Colorado and the District of Columbia had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%.

Thirty-three states had a prevalence equal to or greater than 25%; nine of these states (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia) had a prevalence of obesity equal to or greater than 30%.

The location I plan to carry my message to will be fast food restaurants. I will produce mock menus of how to loose the calories and fat intake of what foods the restaurants offer, also I will present recipe cards on how the restaurants really make their food.

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