Richmond Makes Top 10 Fattest Cities!
But the latest report that Richmond is one of the 10 Fattest Cities was more than we could swallow!
According the Daily Beast, Richmond makes the top 10 fattest cities with:
- 29.4% of population is obese
- 9.9% of population has diabetes
- 50.2% of population exercises frequently (so almost 50% don’t!)
- 58.1% of population eats produce regularly (and more than 40% don’t!)
While we know that obesity is a national problem, we also know that we have the information, education, and resources to do something about it. Richmond is home to dozens of 5k and 10k races, sporting events, and year-round activities.
So why are we so over-weight?
Most of the time, it comes down to a simple process. It’s all about the calories consumed and the energy expended to burn calories. And of course, portion control is one of the best ways to manage weight and overall health too. Even sugar doesn’t make you obese when you consume it occasionally and in small quantities.
Green Monkey School Lunch programs focus on healthy, organic, natural foods that are high in fiber, nutrients, and vitamins, and low in sugar, sodium, and unhealthy ingredients. We avoid foods that contain pesticides, hormones, and unnatural additives. And we make sure kids get a balanced meal for lunch every day — and that includes an occasional sweet treat now and then!
Let’s turn the image of Richmond being one of the 10 Fattest Cities into one of being THE healthiest and fittest city! We can do it — one smart bite at a time.