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10 August 2011

Churches fight obesity

Pastor Michael Minor stirred a bit of controversy at his northwest Mississippi church when he banned fried chicken from the fellowship hall.

Pastor Michael Minor stirred a bit of controversy at his northwest Mississippi church when he banned fried chicken from the fellowship hall. But convinced that faith communities need to step up their efforts against obesity, Minor is now urging fellow congregations nationwide to make the health of their members a priority.

The wellness push comes at an opportune time, with recent reports showing that Americans keep getting heavier. The problem is particularly worrisome in the South, the region with the country's highest adult obesity rates.

 
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