Healthiest City in the U.S.? Burlington | Food News | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Food + Drink » Food News

Healthiest City in the U.S.? Burlington


Published November 17, 2008 at 10:17 a.m.

I just learned that according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Burlington, Vermont is the "healthiest city" in America.

Apparently, 92% of Burlingtonians claim that they're in good health, exercise more than average and are less likely to be obese or have diabetes.

Seems like our various enlightened diets are getting some of the credit. According to an AP article: "And though college staples like pizza are common [in Burlington], healthier foods arealso popular. Grass-fed beef is offered in finer restaurants, veganoptions are plentiful, and the lone downtown supermarket is run by aco-op successful in selling bulk rice and other healthy choices tolow-income residents."

Speaking of Omnivore Blog