Sorry, You're Too Fat: Miss. Law Would Ban Restaurants From Serving Obese Customers
JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 4, 2008
AP) A state lawmaker wants to ban restaurants from serving food to obese customers _ but please, don't be offended. He says he never even expected his plan to become law.
"I was trying to shed a little light on the number one problem in Mississippi," said Republican Rep. John Read of Gautier, who acknowledges that at 5-foot-11 and 230 pounds, he'd probably have a tough time under his own bill.
More than 30 percent of adults in Mississippi are considered it obese, according to a 2007 study by the Trust for America's Health, a research group that focuses on disease prevention...