Journos Chase Book Deal to Chubby City

Former WaPo staff writer Jane Black, and husband, CJR’s Brent Cunningham are taking on the challenges of healthy living in one of the nation’s most unhealthy areas.  Black and Cunningham have recently taken up residence in Huntington, WV – a town regularly ranked at the top of lists charting obesity, heart disease and diabetes.  While there, the couple plans to research a book about efforts to change the way the city eats and the obstacles they face in finding healthy alternatives (organic and locally-grown) in an area littered with fast food joints and processed foods.

The couple recently penned a piece for WaPo that discusses their move and initial findings in Huntington.  Check it out here.

h/t MartyC