Cook Co. gets $16M to battle obesity

Mar 21, 2010 Full story: Chicago Sun-Times 38

Cook County was awarded a two-year, $16 million federal grant for obesity prevention on Friday.

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#22 Mar 22, 2010
Skizazz wrote:
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McDonald's!!!
Right. But even they offer salads litely dosed with chemicals...and amonium dosed hamburgers.
If 14,000 people die from not having health care a year-and 250,000 die from having health care a year-i.e. doctors-pharmecuticals-mistake s, how many lives have been saved or created from not having health care.
free

Orland Park, IL

#23 Mar 23, 2010
Skizazz wrote:
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Whatever...more dumb excuses for people who want to play the "victim". People need to take care of themselves or suffer the consequences. It should be the governments job (with MY money) to protect themselves from their own stupidity.
it is getting old aint it
free

Orland Park, IL

#24 Mar 23, 2010
Skizazz wrote:
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McDonald's!!!
thats right they have a pretty good salad. but they'd rather greeze on a quarter pounder an some fries SUPER SIZE MY ASS
Lee

Chicago, IL

#25 Mar 24, 2010
Skizazz wrote:
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McDonald's!!!
BI lost the Jewel but we do have an independent, Ranchito, and an Aldi so people who don't drive have some place to shop but for a city our size it's a crying shame. Some areas of Chicago, heck even some of the poorer suburbs, don't even have that. Instead there are stores that have signs that make the claim to be a grocery but are really booze, cigarette, and lottery ticket stores. These depressed areas are food deserts since there is no place else to shop. Sometimes it's cheaper and quicker to get the fast food instead of cooking and, who cooks anymore anyway? There's generations of kids who would not recognize something as food if it didn't come wrapped in paper. Also, since these kids have never eaten with a fork, a spoon, or at a table, social skills are lacking.

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#27 Mar 24, 2010
Lee wrote:
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BI lost the Jewel but we do have an independent, Ranchito, and an Aldi so people who don't drive have some place to shop but for a city our size it's a crying shame. Some areas of Chicago, heck even some of the poorer suburbs, don't even have that. Instead there are stores that have signs that make the claim to be a grocery but are really booze, cigarette, and lottery ticket stores. These depressed areas are food deserts since there is no place else to shop. Sometimes it's cheaper and quicker to get the fast food instead of cooking and, who cooks anymore anyway? There's generations of kids who would not recognize something as food if it didn't come wrapped in paper. Also, since these kids have never eaten with a fork, a spoon, or at a table, social skills are lacking.
I cook every day-that is the reason I am a size 6 and my husband is a size 30---there is no excuse-we pay dearly for public trans in this city. And it is the crime that keeps stores out of your areas-everytime one opens up they are robbed consistently. Let's lay some blame on the parents-they don't know how to eat with a fork or spoon-and besides they can not spend their welfare on fast food-so what are they doing with that? Lazy people-that's all.
Citizen

Evergreen Park, IL

#28 Mar 24, 2010
Dems too crazy wrote:
<quoted text>I cook every day-that is the reason I am a size 6 and my husband is a size 30---there is no excuse-we pay dearly for public trans in this city. And it is the crime that keeps stores out of your areas-everytime one opens up they are robbed consistently. Let's lay some blame on the parents-they don't know how to eat with a fork or spoon-and besides they can not spend their welfare on fast food-so what are they doing with that? Lazy people-that's all.
The rate of theft and vandalism is also very much a contributing factor that keeps stores out of certain neighborhoods. The profit margin is very low due to these types of losses.
Lee

Chicago, IL

#29 Mar 24, 2010
Dems too crazy wrote:
<quoted text>I will go back to the too lazy-you said it-too lazy to cook. And most of these women don't even know who the father is, let alone have an ex-husband, and in the neighborhoods? the blacks are shooting the blacks or the illegals-get they are here illegally-if Chicago wasn'T made a "haveen' ya wouldnt' have that problem ither. Where do people not have access to fresh vegatables and fruit-exactly where?
Try Googling the term and start with this 2008 article from Chicago magazine http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Ju...
Lee

Chicago, IL

#30 Mar 24, 2010
I meant 2009 and gee, even a map.
hmm

Chicago, IL

#31 Apr 2, 2010
Go to sams club the first week of the month. People with link cards, I have seen at the check out spending 2-3-the most I have seen was under 5 yes hundred dollars on multipaks of chips cheetos etc. jucies junk food all apparent for resaleI have seen people with the merchandise in the inside load it onto peoples cars vans on the outside then go their seperate ways. I have called the governors office they have yes men that answer the phones one time they actually passed me on to a man from the link office, he said he would look into it, more yes man, I told him I had my reciept the person was in front of me they could just go and check purchases made at that register and see who the purchaser was the response was no it would be in violation of their rights.IN short maybe they will invent another office. I was inthe aldi a man behind me looked at my items I was buying and said your dogs are lucky they get food all the time I also had the makings for spagetti. He had frozen pizza cookies canned spaggetti all processed ready to eat food.. I paid for my stuff,He informed the cashier he was paying link I turned around and told him no your the lucky one You can come into the store not think about what your going get or how to stretch what you have, you see my family has to eat this for the week. write not call the governors office and implore that this abuse stops I am not saying people on link should not have junk food but if they are truly in need they would not foolishly use their govermental assistance via my tax money in this manor
Hunter Stew

Chicago, IL

#32 Apr 2, 2010
Some people are simply too stupid and too ignorant to even begin to wonder how to buy healthy foods and live a healthy lifestyle. Laziness and ignorance are the biggest offenders here. As far as aid programs, there is very little to no oversight over the entire process, so No one should be surprised that resources are misused all the time. From hiring incompetent people to corruption around every corner.

On the other hand, healthy food may be difficult to afford for some. Yes you can get frsh fruit and vegetables anywhere, but not everyone is excited about chowing down on some raw carrots three times a day - and I cant say I blame them. Multigrain bread will often cost you twice as much as a loaf of regular white bread as an example and many of the healthier selections at your supermarket seem to be marked up quite a bit from the "regular" or less healthy items.

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#33 Apr 3, 2010
Hunter Stew wrote:
Some people are simply too stupid and too ignorant to even begin to wonder how to buy healthy foods and live a healthy lifestyle. Laziness and ignorance are the biggest offenders here. As far as aid programs, there is very little to no oversight over the entire process, so No one should be surprised that resources are misused all the time. From hiring incompetent people to corruption around every corner.
On the other hand, healthy food may be difficult to afford for some. Yes you can get frsh fruit and vegetables anywhere, but not everyone is excited about chowing down on some raw carrots three times a day - and I cant say I blame them. Multigrain bread will often cost you twice as much as a loaf of regular white bread as an example and many of the healthier selections at your supermarket seem to be marked up quite a bit from the "regular" or less healthy items.
I have to agree. Eating healthy is an expensive proposition. Organic food is not really organic, since there is no oversight to insure the food is raised organically. Whole-grain foods can be twice the price of processed flours. I grow much of my own vegetables, so I know what I'm getting.
Waste Of Money

Elmhurst, IL

#34 Apr 3, 2010
Why can't the government EVER put funds where they're really needed? If these fat bimbos can't lose weight on their own, it's their own fault.

It's a known fact that strength training with weights is the best way for an overweight woman to shed pounds.

But NOOOOOOOOO, these idiots won't do that. They deserve to be fat. Hell with them.

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#35 Apr 3, 2010
Waste Of Money wrote:
Why can't the government EVER put funds where they're really needed? If these fat bimbos can't lose weight on their own, it's their own fault.
It's a known fact that strength training with weights is the best way for an overweight woman to shed pounds.
But NOOOOOOOOO, these idiots won't do that. They deserve to be fat. Hell with them.
I've been battling weight for a long time. Over that last 2 years, I've lost over 60 lbs. But I can't weight-train like you would have me do. A broken back will put the kibosh on that. You do what you can, there is no silver bullet. It's arrogant to assume that people are fat just because they're lazy.
Hunter Stew

Chicago, IL

#36 Apr 3, 2010
I dont know that lifting weights has helped anyone shed punds...(if anything you're replacing body fat with muscle weight), but laziness most definitely plays a role in people being obesly fat. Probably just as much as overall ignorance of whats good for you and what isnt. I would think that a woman whos child is 600 lbs, and can barely get out of bed at age 15, wouldnt feed it fried chicken and fries as a very first meal out of hospital, unless she was either uneducated, ignorant or stupid.
fine line

United States

#37 Apr 4, 2010
the non working poor get fat........huh

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#38 Apr 4, 2010
hmm wrote:
Go to sams club the first week of the month. People with link cards, I have seen at the check out spending 2-3-the most I have seen was under 5 yes hundred dollars on multipaks of chips cheetos etc. jucies junk food all apparent for resaleI have seen people with the merchandise in the inside load it onto peoples cars vans on the outside then go their seperate ways. I have called the governors office they have yes men that answer the phones one time they actually passed me on to a man from the link office, he said he would look into it, more yes man, I told him I had my reciept the person was in front of me they could just go and check purchases made at that register and see who the purchaser was the response was no it would be in violation of their rights.IN short maybe they will invent another office. I was inthe aldi a man behind me looked at my items I was buying and said your dogs are lucky they get food all the time I also had the makings for spagetti. He had frozen pizza cookies canned spaggetti all processed ready to eat food.. I paid for my stuff,He informed the cashier he was paying link I turned around and told him no your the lucky one You can come into the store not think about what your going get or how to stretch what you have, you see my family has to eat this for the week. write not call the governors office and implore that this abuse stops I am not saying people on link should not have junk food but if they are truly in need they would not foolishly use their govermental assistance via my tax money in this manor
Your claim is false ... Sam's club does not accept link cards ... Walmart does, but not Sam's club.

Your claim can be utilized at any 711 or White Hen or any basic grocery store tho.
ZDOG

United States

#39 Apr 4, 2010
disenchanted taxpayer wrote:
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Your claim is false ... Sam's club does not accept link cards ... Walmart does, but not Sam's club.
Your claim can be utilized at any 711 or White Hen or any basic grocery store tho.
Correction to your correction. In march of this year sam's club started accepting link cards and in the city (where the link card is a way of life) it was already accepted. Google it

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Since: Jan 09

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#40 Apr 6, 2010
ZDOG wrote:
<quoted text>Correction to your correction. In march of this year sam's club started accepting link cards and in the city (where the link card is a way of life) it was already accepted. Google it
As far as I know ... the Sams Club I frequent doesn't ... but, I may be wrong since I last checked.

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