Recently, Time Out New York ran this chart showing the percentage of New Yorkers who are obese by neighborhood. Interestingly, this correlates roughly with the population below the poverty-line (sorry about the bad thematic map). Apparently, the connection between poverty and obesity in this country is a significant phenomenon. The scariest part is that "poor children may be mildly undernourished and still avoid weight loss if their diets are insufficient in nutrients but not total energy. Many children from food insecure homes show signs of poor nutrition, like stunted height or low levels of iron in the blood, and poor families have many disadvantages that lead to sub-optimal food choices and limited access to physical activity."
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"It puts more of a burden on New York — puts more of a burden on 49 other states."
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