CPC Fellow Barry Popkin quoted in News and Observer

Aug 31, 2006

A national report Tuesday fingered North Carolina as one of 31 states where residents are getting rounder -- the same day state officials launched an ambitious but unfunded new strategy to turn the tide....

Barry Popkin, a UNC-Chapel Hill researcher and obesity expert, said North Carolina's new obesity plan reflects the lack of funding to support meaningful change.

"These are very thoughtful recommendations from people who don't have any resources," said Popkin, who reviewed Eat Smart, Move More at The News & Observer's request. "It's all nice stuff. But there's no teeth in what they say."

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