Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Fattest State 2008 Award Goes To.......


Mississippi has claimed the title of fattest state for the third consecutive year. Colorado repeats as the leanest, according to a new analysis.


Here are some changes from last year:
West Virginia passed Alabama to become the second fattest state .
Hawaii entered the rankings for the first time as the second leanest state (they had not collected data previously) .
DC actually got slimmer; the only state to do so (obesity dropped 0.1%) .
Delaware's obesity is increasing at a faster pace than any other state, while California's rankings have dropped at a faster pace than any other state .

9 comments:

La Petite Belle said...

wow... that's really shocking and sad. Where is PA?

Christy said...

Interesting information. Where did this info come from? I want to look up NJ's results.

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Interesting.

SF said...

mm i wonder where MN landed?

Mama's Losin' It said...

Ok so here's how slow I am...I thought you were talking about the actual size of the state.

Mmmhmmm.

I was all...how does a states size change from year to year?? And what a weird way to describe a states size....

I'm quick over here...REAL quick!

Rachel said...

it's all that good southern food down there!

Amber said...

This is interesting, Dana! I knew the fattest state would be near us (Georgia)...you should see what people eat!! fried, fried and more fried foods! I like my french fries every now and then, but it seems like you can get anything friend here

Ashley said...

Good to know we're getting fatter as a country. Bleh.

When I lived in Hawaii, everyone was exercising ALL the time. So many running and bike trails - it was GREAT!!

EP said...

Woohoo! My state is awesome, no?

It makes me sad. Really sad. And I know a part of this is that there are NO sidewalks in my city. And it's miserably hot outside. Hmm.