These Two States Are The Fattest in New England
Breaking back into our fall/winter wardrobes couldn't come at a better time.
Fall means cider doughnuts, Sunday football spreads, Halloween candy, and countless other waistline temptations. Here in New England, we also ease into a completely different set of clothes.
Some, which hide the fact that along with the rest of the United States, we're getting fatter.
According to News Center Maine, nine U.S. states have adult obesity rates above 35 percent in 2018 and that is up from seven states at that level in 2017.
Here in New England, we're by far not the fattest, but we're not exactly the fittest.
The 16th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report was released Thursday by Trust for America's Health. Maine came in 28th, tied with Virginia. According to the report, Vacationland has an adult obesity rate of 30.4%
However, it's the fattest state in New England.
New Hampshire follows closely in second with 29.6. The thinnest? Massachusetts, with 25.7%.
When it comes to the United States, Mississippi and West Virginia tie with 39.5%.