by Ian Froeb
[Missouri] has the 11th-lowest rates of adults eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, the eighth-greatest rate of food insecurity, and relatively high rates of soft drink, sweet snack and solid fats consumption. Missouri has the ninth-worst rate of obesity among adults, with 30% having a body mass index greater than 30.The only states that fared worse in the study than Missouri? Alabama has the country's second-worst eating habits, and Mississippi the worst. In fact, Mississippi is not only the worst overall, but the state has the highest rates of adult obesity and adult diabetes.