October 31, 2007 | City Talk with Doug Muzzio
Health is just one reason New York City Councilman Leroy Comrie recently began a weight-loss program to slim down his 350-plus-pound frame. Comrie, who represents Southeast Queens, wants to be a role model for his constituency, and others, as he considers seeking higher office. He and city nutrition expert Cathy Nonas discuss whatâ€™s being done to stem the obesity epidemic in New York and nationwide. Salad bars are appearing in schools, fresh produce in bodegas and farmers markets in low-income areas to provide healthier alternatives to fatty, sugary, carb-loaded convenience foods. Whatâ€™s the best diet? What bad habits besides overeating contribute to weight gain? How much exercise is enough?