Portly City Councilman and Nutritionist Talk Healthy Diets

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 what’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. What’s the best diet? What bad habits besides overeating contribute to weight gain? How much exercise is enough?
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