Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, February 23rd, 2004
Citing statistics that show obesity is the second-leading cause of preventable death, behind smoking but ahead of alcohol, some Kansas lawmakers this year are looking for ways to encourage people to adopt better eating and activity habits.
It's a weighty issue that's being addressed in at least 20 other states, with most of the focus on schoolchildren.
One of the biggest problems for politicians is that besides mandating changes in school lunches and pushing physical education classes, there's not much they can do to legislate...
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