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“We can only achieve it by addressing obesity; otherwise, we’re just tinkering around the margins,” he said.

Listed are 2011 obesity levels followed by the Trust for America’s Health projections for 2030:

Mississippi: 35 percent, 67 percent
Oklahoma: 31 percent, 66 percent
Delaware: 29 percent, 65 percent
Tennessee: 29 percent, 63 percent
South Carolina: 31 percent, 63 percent
Alabama: 32 percent, 63 percent
Kansas: 30 percent, 62 percent
Louisiana: 33 percent, 62 percent
Missouri: 30 percent, 62 percent
Arkansas: 31 percent, 61 percent
South Dakota: 28 percent, 60 percent
West Virginia: 32 percent, 60 percent
Kentucky: 30 percent, 60 percent
Ohio: 30 percent, 60 percent
Michigan: 31 percent, 59 percent
Arizona: 25 percent, 59 percent
Maryland: 28 percent, 59 percent
Florida: 27 percent, 59 percent
North Carolina: 29 percent, 58 percent
New Hampshire: 26 percent, 58 percent
Texas: 30 percent, 57 percent
North Dakota: 28 percent, 57 percent
Nebraska: 28 percent, 57 percent
Pennsylvania: 29 percent, 57 percent
Wyoming: 25 percent, 57 percent
Wisconsin: 28 percent, 56 percent
Indiana: 31 percent, 56 percent
Washington: 27 percent, 56 percent
Maine: 28 percent, 55 percent
Minnesota: 26 percent, 55 percent
Iowa: 29 percent, 54 percent
New Mexico: 26 percent, 54 percent
Rhode Island: 25 percent, 54 percent
Illinois: 27 percent, 54 percent
Georgia: 28 percent, 54 percent
Montana: 25 percent, 54 percent
Idaho: 27 percent, 53 percent
Hawaii: 22 percent, 52 percent
New York: 25 percent, 51 percent
Virginia: 29 percent, 50 percent
Nevada: 25 percent, 50 percent
Oregon: 27 percent, 49 percent
Massachusetts: 23 percent, 49 percent
New Jersey: 24 percent, 49 percent
Vermont: 25 percent, 48 percent
California: 24 percent, 47 percent
Connecticut: 25 percent, 47 percent
Utah: 24 percent, 46 percent
Alaska: 27 percent, 46 percent
Colorado: 21 percent, 45 percent
District of Columbia: 24 percent, 33 percent