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[...] 70 percent of African-American adults are overweight or obese. Twenty-four states passed legislation to increase access to healthy food or opportunities for physical activity in 2008, including programs to bring fresh produce into communities and schools, build bicycle and walking paths, and develop grocery stores where none exist. Programs help people stop smoking, cat a healthy diet, exercise, take their medications as prescribed, and test their blood glucose levels.
IMPROVING THE ODDS Melissa Hansen State Legislatures; Sep 2009; 35, 8; Docstoc pg. 32 Reproduced with permission of the copyr
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