1 Billion vs. 147 Billion

Thursday, July 30, 2009 20:15
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1 Billion vs. 147 Billion As part of Obama’s stimulus plan, congress has designated $1 billion to fighting obesity and other chronic conditions.

Some of the programs they are hoping to launch would include getting more fruits and vegetables into schools and encouraging local grocery stores to sell more of those healthy items as well.

While I think allocating $1 billion to fighting obesity is an excellent idea, I’m afraid that since obesity related health care costs are adding up to $147 billion a year it may not be enough…

What do you think – will $1 billion even make a dent in the obesity crisis we have going on in America?

Source: Obesity News

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