Your Montana Public Radio
Mon March 10, 2014
Montana least fat of all the states
A recent national Gallup poll lists Montana as the least obese state in the country. Only 19.6 percent of Montana's population is obese - the only state to come in under 20 percent. Nationally, more than one third of adults are obese. Mississippi is the fattest state, with 36.4 percent of their population rated as obese.
News Director Sally Mauk spoke with the head of Montana's nutrition and physical activity program, Mandi Zanto, about some of the reasons why Montana is the least obese state in the country - and how to get those numbers even lower.