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Idaho Is USA’s 36th Fattest State

Idaho was named the 36th most obese state in the country, according to the seventh annual F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010 report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The state's adult obesity rate is 25.1 percent, and, in Idaho men are more obese than women at 25.2 percent. Now more than two-thirds of states (38) have adult obesity rates above 25 percent/Trust for America's Health. More here.

Question: Is there anything any state can do to address the obesity problem?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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