Bright & Early: Eat, Play, Love Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Governor Phil announced a new plan yesterday for curbing the obesity problem in Tennessee. Currently our state ranks second in the nation for obesity (thank goodness for Mississippi?) with 69% of adults and 39% of kids considered obese or overweight. The plan, called “Eat Well, Play More,” involves things like offering incentives for drawing grocery stores into low-income neighborhoods to increase access to healthy food, banning those pesky sodas and sugary beverages from being sold in schools, building more sidewalks and opening up wider access to more community facilities. Unfortunately that’s about as much detail as anyone’s given us so far despite the 67-page strategy document which doesn’t seem to talk much about the “how.”

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