Some Minority Groups Hit Hard by Childhood Obesity - Yahoo! News Whoever that woman was that suggested kids "dance around the house for an hour" if they live somewhere its not "safe" to play outside is an idiot. In my borderline-inner-city neighborhood, ADULTS are always outside with the kids, watching them. There is an active block watch here, and we don't put up with nonsense. Parents need to get outside WITH their children-NOT keep them in the house. That only allows the criminals to continue controlling the neighborhoods. The inner city neighborhoods here are definitely "food deserts", and the "grocery stores" are pathetic and overpriced. I suggest huge tax breaks for stores to set up shop in these neighborhoods, maybe even government assistance. Maybe... There are so many plots of empty land here in the city, lets start USING them! Community gardens in other places have been successful, and they give people who might not have their own yard a chance to grow some of their own food and avoid some of the overpriced crap at the grocery stores. Besides that, young people could help dig the plots and build fences and planters-taking care of some of the physical inactivity problem. Stupid, worthless "ad campaigns" encouraging inner city minorities to "eat better" are not going to do anything to help the problem.