Veggie Economy

Apparently we’ve officially morphed from the New Economy to the Fat Economy.

Which reminds me of an article I read recently in December’s Self magazine (yes, I admit, I voraciously read women’s magazines. Only in airports though. What else are you going to do waiting around in security lines?). It was their “6th Annual America’s Healthiest Places” issue, and I surprised to see DC rank as number 18 out of 100 overall, and number 3 in “Best Eaters” with this interesting tidbit noted – that women in DC eat an average of 19 salads per month.

Now, I’m not sure how scientific this ranking is (they do list Sperling’s Best Places as a source, among others) but it’s certainly intriguing, considering a lot of people probably think Washington is an artery clogging half-smoke porterhouse chili dog town. But perhaps the ladies are abstaining from that old-fashioned power diet. Is DC really a salad town after all?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

As one of the founding editors of We Love DC, Jenn’s passions are theater and cocktails. After two decades in the city, she’s loved every quirky, mundane, elegant, rude minute of her DC life. A proud advocate for DC’s talented drinks scene, she’s judged the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s ARTINI contest, the DC Rickey Month contest, the Jefferson Hotel’s Quill Cocktail competition, and is a founding member of LUPEC DC. A graduate of Catholic University’s drama program, she toured the country as a member of National Players, and has been both an actor and a costume designer before jumping the aisle to theater criticism. Writing for We Love DC restored her happiness after a life-threatening illness, and she’s grateful to you, dear readers. Send your suggestions to jenn (at) welovedc (dot) com and follow her on Twitter.

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