Chewing the fat with the Surgeon General about obesity

(This morning I’m over at Long Awkward Pause, where I just finished interviewing the U.S. Surgeon General about America’s obesity problem — which, like many Americans, continues to get bigger…)

image Like many of you, I’ll never forget where I was when I heard the shocking news that obesity had officially become the No. 1 preventable health crisis in the nation. In fact, I can even tell you which super-sized meal I was eating.

With millions of Americans resolved to lose weight for the New Year, now is the perfect time for us to make changes in our eating habits before the unthinkable happens, and we’re forced to apologize to the French for throwing the Earth off its axis.

With that in mind, we at Long Awkward Pause scheduled a special Q&A session with the U.S. Surgeon General to explain America’s obesity problem, and how we can get back to living healthy lives cut short by smoking and drinking… (More at LAP)


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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

8 thoughts on “Chewing the fat with the Surgeon General about obesity”

    1. Oprah just purchased 10% of Weightwatchers so I’m sure she is in Ned’s “To Interview” file. And I personally like a bigger and fatter America…just more of us to love, am I right? (I’m writing this from my treadmill….)

        1. Yeah, I know. My wife always gives me advice on who I should marry, if something ever happens to her (now that idea is a whole another subject/blog post)…anyway, I always tell her I’m marrying for money, not love, the second time around (as if we are ever going to be separated). Yes, we have a strange relationship.

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