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City going on a diet

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Oklahoma City has been ranked in the top 15 fattest cities for a number of years by various health sources. Oklahoma City has been ranked in the top 15 fattest cities for a number of years by various health sources.
Mayor Mick Cornett is also trying to lose eight pounds in eight days to bring his own weight down. Mayor Mick Cornett is also trying to lose eight pounds in eight days to bring his own weight down.

A new study said many parents are not aware of the growing childhood obesity epidemic. More than half of those parents interviewed said their child was about the right weight or maybe a little overweight.

Using the elephants at the Oklahoma City Zoo as a metaphor for the city's obesity problem, Mayor Mick Cornett on Monday made a resolution aimed at solving that problem.

"This city is going on a diet," Cornett said. "A city this size ought to be able to lose a million pounds, and that's our goal for Oklahoma City."

Cornett has formed a Web site to help residents lose weight. ThisCityisGoingonaDiet.com will help residents keep track of their weight, give them nutritional and exercise information and track their weight loss.

 

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