Rob Schofield blogged earlier today that North Carolina conservatives have helped North Carolina rank #9 on a new national list.
The survey comes on the heels of North Carolina’s new state budget that eliminated funding for the Health and Wellness Trust Fund, which promotes improved nutrition and physical activity among NC adults and children.
Almost 30% of North Carolina adults and more than 13 % of high school students are considered obese, according to the Trust for America’s Health.
And those numbers could get worse. A Gallup poll released earlier this summer found million of Americans are eating less-healthy food than they were a year ago, as the recession drags on and consumers see their spending power decline.