Westchester County government– that is to say County Executive Andy Spano and the board of merry legislators– are obsessed with fat. No, not the fat in the bloated county budget, but the fat in people.
They can’t stop talking about it. They come up with stuff like “No Junk Food” weeks and other gimmicks in an attempt to lead the way in the fight against national obesity. Their latest idea is a law that would require restaurant chains to put calorie counts on menus. There was a public hearing on the law just the other night.
Now, you’d think with all this alarming talk of an obesity crisis that Westchester would rank especailly high in the blubber department. Not so, according to Forbes.com., which came up with a list of the nation’s 20 most obese “cities.”:http://www.forbes.com/2007/11/14/health-obesity-cities-forbeslife-cx_rr_1114obese.html You might be relieved to know that none are in Westchester. So cheer up. If you live in these parts, maybe you’re not so fat after all.
Load up on an order of fries…and super-size it!