Tag Archives: obesity

Roadkill Bill: Obesity

Ken and Roberta Avidor are still on their multimodal  traveling and sketching journey from Bemidji to Brainerd via the Paul Bunyan trail on their Bromptons and eventually homeward on Jefferson Lines. Ken will pick up work on Bicyclopolis Book 2 where he left off.  Another Roadkill Bill comic will fill in for this week.  Click on the comic to […]

Chart of the Day: Midwestern Obesity Rates over Time

Here’s a bit of encouraging news, at least if you happen to live in Minnesota. According to the CDC, Minnesota is alone in the upper midwest in keeping obesity in check. Here’s the chart, via MN Dept of Health: Why are we bucking the trend? In 2013, approximately 18,600 Minnesotans covered by state health care […]

Chart of the Day: Childhood Obesity over Time

Hm. So if you have kids, odds are they’ll be doing more walking today than on most days. The only problem is that they’ll also be eating more partially hydrogenated vegetable oil and corn syrup than on most days. Here’s a horrible chart from the CDC: [The figure above shows the prevalence of obesity among children […]