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On God's provision

"On God's provision" Continued...

Issue: "Your right to vote," July 31, 2010

• 33 states have a tax on soda.

• 28 states plus D.C. have laws regulating the nutrition content of "competitive foods" sold in schools and at bake sales.

• 24 states have laws limiting individuals from suing restaurants and food manufacturers for making them fat.

• 20 states have laws mandating BMI measuring or other weight monitoring tests in schools.

• 5 states have statewide menu labeling laws.

Disability stats

President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990. According to the Census Bureau:

• 11 million Americans age 6 or older need help with everyday activities.

• 3.3 million (age 15+) use a wheelchair. Another 10 million use crutches or a cane.

• 1.8 million (age 15+) can't read the printed word.

• 1 million (age 15+) can't hear a conversation.

Susan Olasky
Susan Olasky

Susan pens book reviews and other articles for WORLD as a senior writer and has authored eight historical novels for children. Susan and her husband Marvin live in Asheville, N.C. Follow Susan on Twitter @susanolasky.

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