Frogtown Breakdown Episode 2: Food Crisis in the Inner City

Check out our "Frogtown Breakdown" documentary on nutrition needs and diet habits in Toledo's inner city.

"Frogtown Breakdown" is a new IC feature that brings you the most "need-to-know" stories from around the Toledo area.

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So if I got this right there are few choices in the inner city for health food. But there are choices, and there are options like the grocery on Cherry St and the carryout featured in the film. So the problem gets down to one thing......personal responsibility. The young men in the film chose to eat chips and drink pop, no one was forcing them. The people eating fast food choose to go there, no one is forcing them. Don't give me this bullshit argument about lack of choices either. Within three blocks I have a McDonalds, Wendys, BK, Arby, Pizza Hut, Chili Dog place, VIto's, Marco's, Panera, Tim Horton and I'm sure a few I missed. I choose to eat at home. The people in the video can shop at the grocery on Cherry St., they can go to the Farmer's market, they can grow thier own veggies if they like, they could even take a bus or drive to a health food market like Bassetts if that is what they truly wanted to eat. They don't, or they would.

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Looking at some of your Utube videos one would think your BMI is easily over 25. So Fred what is your excuse? You have the means to easily monitor your weight with proper eating and exercise. Most of us know that eating healthy costs more and without proper training at home many of us do not learn to eat sensibly. Most of the white talk show hosts at WSPD (Oh hell they're all white!) have weight issues that are overburdening our health care system. It ain't poverty as much as laziness to get off your fat butt and do some daily physical exercise. Fred is that a sugary Pepsi soda pop in front of you in the video?

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Paul Wohlfarth helps make my point perfectly. It is personal responsibility or lack thereof that causes weight gain. As shown in my picture, I've made some bad personal choices over the years. I have not asked the government to step in and monitor my eating habits, prevent more fast food places from opening, or pay for my health care. I haven't gone to city council and requested a moratorium on carry outs or sugared pops.
It's not a matter of means though as Paul mentions, it's laziness. By the way it's a diet Pepsi and it's called product placement. Paul rightly points out that's it's the laziness of myself and the inner city folks who have weight problems that keeps us from being slimmer and healthier.
For once Paul agrees with me,

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Fred as an omited obese talk show host you represent a bad example to all your listeners, especially the one black listener who I know thinks of you as one of this own. As for the product placement that doesn't mean in your stomach so show a little restraint. Promoting unhealthy food only exasperates the obesity epidemic causing Obamacare costs to skyrocket and doing the nation a disservice. Without self restraint its obvious there will be a need for further "government education" for WSPD cannot be trusted to work for the common good in fair news reporting. Next time in your video wear an American flag tee shirt and eat some of those healthy choices that the fast food restaurants (who have made the most progress in healthy eating) are now offering, you know apple slices or a salad to encourage Americans to not take the unhealthy path that you have obviously chosen and promoted.
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Rising obesity will cost U.S. health care $344 billion a year
By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY
If Americans continue to pack on pounds, obesity will cost the USA about $344 billion in medical-related expenses by 2018, eating up about 21% of health-care spending, says the first analysis to estimate the future medical costs of excess weight.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/weightloss/2009-11-17-future-obesity...
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Drink More Diet Soda, Gain More Weight?
Overweight Risk Soars 41% With Each Daily Can of Diet Soft Drink
By Daniel J. DeNoon
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Charlotte E. Grayson Mathis, MD
http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20050613/drink-more-diet-soda-gain-more-w...
June 13, 2005 -- People who drink diet soft drinks don't lose weight. In fact, they gain weight, a new study shows.

The findings come from eight years of data collected by Sharon P. Fowler, MPH, and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Fowler reported the data at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association in San Diego.

"What didn't surprise us was that total soft drink use was linked to overweight and obesity," Fowler tells WebMD. "What was surprising was when we looked at people only drinking diet soft drinks, their risk of obesity was even higher."
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Hey Slim!

Why don't you post your pic again? Show off your abs? Post your height, weight and body fat %.

Oh BTW everyone who knows anything about health knows that the BMI is a flawed measurement and doesn't accurately portray a person's health.

In fact according to the BMI I am overweight. However I can run three miles in less than 20 minutes, do 17 pull ups at a time, and my personal best is 127 crunches in two minutes. My doctor rated my health as excellent during the my last physical 11 months ago.

So what do you have to say to that Slim, or should I say Slimmer because your pic reminded me of the ghost from Ghostbusters?

MikeyA

Republican fund raiser dinner with a special guest!

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Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Mikey, as you know, BMI is only 'useful' when evaluating people who are already overweight with FAT. The metric is wholly inaccurate when dealing with athletic people.

The strange thing is that people who are already overweight with fat, are obviously in need of a change in diet and exercise, and so again there's no need to resort to BMI.

Who even uses BMI in a serious manner, anyway? And it's not like body-fat measurements are that difficult to arrange. Was BMI invented for the information age? So people could just enter height and weight and get a stupid result from a website or something?

The BMI is for the ignorant. There have been more holes poked in it's methodology yet there are idiots still out there using it.

MikeyA

BMI makes it easier for insurance companies to over charge you on life insurance premiums.
Honestly, if everyone went by those height/weight/BMI charts, we'd be a nation of pencil necks.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

Off topic, but Is it time to start storing food and buying a lot of ammo yet? Regarding where we are headed....

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

So having the Tea Baggers in charge of the congress got you nervous? What's the ammo for? I thought Bill Clinton took everyone's guns away with his UN black helicopters...

It has nothing to do with the tea baggers its Liberism.. Oh by the way Obama;s new motto is no longer YES WE CAN but I THOUGHT WE COULD... prepare now you are not exempt....

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

No I don't believe that. Primarily because regardless of what has or is going to happen I believe in the strength of the human mind, God, and I have faith in both to conquer any problem. I believe that has and will always be the strongest in capitalist nations. As the new congress moves in and moves us towards learning the lessons of the current double dip recession we will come out stronger and smarter.

But if you feel you need more ammo buy away. It is your right.

MikeyA

Yeah until the EPA bans lead.....What's your preference in firearms?

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Who cares what the EPA bans? We can make our own bullets with comparative ease. Lead is easy to melt and mold-form into bullets, and reloading equipment is not only rife, but a mere hand-crimper can be used to put bullets together. Heck, one of those old bottle-capping presses can even do it. There must be 4000 of those alone across NW Ohio.

Lead has a variety of industrial uses, so any "ban" will be full of so many holes that ardent shooters will still be able to get ahold of the metal anyway.

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