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