Did you know that Oklahoma has an official state meal? Yup, an official state meal and it consists of cornbread, sausage and gravy, chicken fried steak and pecan pie.
With an official meal like that it's no surprise that Oklahoma City ranked 15th in a 2007 survey of America's fattest cities. Wanting to lose the title as one of the fattest cities in American, mayor Mick Cornett has decided to put the city on a diet and challenged residents to lose one million pounds. Residents can visit This City is Going On a Diet to sign up and track their weight loss. If you live in Oklahoma City, it's also a great resource so be sure to check it out.
Seems like a great way to get people to band together for their health, though I'll be curious to see how successful it is in the end. This is not the first time we've seen a mayor get involved in his city's health, but would you go on a diet proposed by your city's mayor?