Tag: Obesity

Watch The PBS Newshour Piece About Fighting Obesity In Alabama

Yes, the PBS Newshour had another video featuring Alabama last night.  In this report called The Extra Costs Of Extra Weight For Older Adults, you see Bayou La Batre being featured.  You […]

Good News Fridays: Sign Up For Scale Back Alabama 2015

This week, the 2015 Scale Back Alabama kicked off!  Scale Back Alabama is a 10‐week, statewide weight‐loss contest designed to help Alabama fight its battle with obesity by encouraging participants to develop […]

Get Ready; More Soft Drink Advertising Is Coming

Soft drinks have a very long history in the south.  In fact, the four major soft drink brands, Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Dr. Pepper, and RC Cola, were all invented in the south!  The […]

Sign Up For The 2014 Scale Back Alabama

Today, the 2014 Scale Back Alabama kicked off!  Scale Back Alabama is a 10‐week, statewide weight‐loss contest designed to help Alabama fight its battle with obesity  by encouraging participants to develop lifelong healthy habits.  The program, which is free and targeted to adults 18 and older, primarily focuses on the workplace and utilizes other […]

Obamacare is Here to Stay For Now

Well today The Supreme Court ruled ObamaCare constitutional.  And the big surprise was Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the liberal judges on this issue.  John Roberts has been known as a conservative justice after being appointed […]

Our Big Problem Town Hall Meeting

On Thursday night I attended a town hall meeting hosted by the Anniston Star.  I watched a portion of the HBO documentary The Weight of the Nation.  Then a discussion was held by the people there […]

Admit It; We’re Too Big

I think most of you has now heard of this new plan from New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.  You know this plan has stirred some feathers with the Big Gulp fans. The […]

Sunday Discussion: Sugar

When I watched 60 minutes last weekend I saw this story about why sugar is helping to decline the health of America.  Here’s the video. Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup is […]

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