PLAIN DEALER - Can we legislate ourselves thinner with rules on junk food, drinks?

In Cleveland over the past two decades, shuttered urban supermarkets have been replaced by convenience stores and fast-food restaurants, says the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition. As a result, Cleveland residents have to travel 4.5 times farther to grocery stores than to fast-food restaurants. Distances of four or five miles might not be an issue in suburbia. But in some city neighborhoods, half the households don't have cars, says a coalition report.