Amazing Response to New “F as in Fat 2010″ Report

The “F as in Fat 2010″ report, released this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health, generate a ton of media interest around the country. Below is a sampling of some of the highlights.

Also, remember to read Angela Glover Blackwell’s commentary in the report to find out how the obesity crisis is hitting children of color the hardest.

Obesity rising; Southern states have highest rates
CNN
Income disparities may contribute to this trend of obesity being prevalent in the South, said Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows
BusinessWeek
“The link between poverty, race and obesity is undeniable,” Glover Blackwell said. “For example, Mississippi, the poorest state in nation with an

Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows
Health.com
founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink, said during the teleconference. As with adults, this puts them at higher risk of developing diabetes,

Arizona among most obese states in the nation, study says
Arizona Daily Star
founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink, which is is a national group that has an aim of advancing social and economic equality.

Report: N.J. adults among the lowest obesity rates nationwide
NorthJersey.com
“Where we live has everything to do with how we live,” said Angela Glover Blackwell, chair of the advisory board of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Obesity rates expand
Frederick News Post
in getting healthy,” said Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national organization working for economic and social equity.

Obesity rates grow fatter
The Augusta Chronicle
where race and poverty play a role in driving up obesity rates, said Angela Glover Blackwell, the founder and CEO of PolicyLink research group.

Data: 33% of Arizona Hispanics are obese
Arizona Daily Star
still face barriers,” said Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and chief executive Glover Blackwell said nearly 40 percent of Latino children are

Report: State’s obesity rate is still rising
Indianapolis Star
Only 8 percent of African-Americans live in a census tract with a grocery store, said Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and chief executive officer of

Oklahoma among fattest in America, report shows

NewsOK.com

The link between poverty, race and obesity is undeniable,” said Angela Glover Blackwell, advisory board chairwoman of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity…
The Yeshiva World Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States « » Frum Jewish News
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“Just over 30 percent of African-Americans and nearly 40 percent of Latino children are overweight versus 29 percent of white children,” Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink, said during the

Obesity rates grow fatter

The Augusta Chronicle

Those disparities help to explain why 10 of the 11 fattest states are in the South, where race and poverty play a role in driving up obesity rates, said Angela Glover Blackwell, the founder and CEO of PolicyLink research group…

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