Posted on August 26, 2010 at 4:46pm
In Holyoke MA the rate of diabetes is climbing toward 10%. The income level of the city is about half of the median income for the rest of the state. The obesity rate is 26% and for low-income pre-school children, it is over 12%.
I teach GED classes for parents who are trying to get better jobs for themselves and their families. Some have 2 or 3 jobs and still come to class. For some, their main exercise is walking to work in all kinds of weather. They eat at LOT of McDonald's and… Continue