The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2011 Michigan has the 10th highest adult obesity rate– 30.5 % of Michigan adults are obese.
Detroit is a food desert: There are no full-service supermarkets in Central Detroit, for its almost 800,000 residents there are just 40 grocery stores. Most residents live twice as far from the nearest supermarket, as a fast food restaurant
Detroit has one of the nation’s highest obesity rates. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, 70 % of Detroiters are obese or overweight.