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    Bottom 10 healthiest cities in the U.S.




    2. Brownsville, TX

    Gene Wong, OD, FAAO

    When I practiced in Brownsville, TX, I saw many poor eating habits in my pediatric patients. Poor eating habits eventually lead to diabetes and hypertension as patients grow older. I had kids come into my exam room with cheese puffs smothered in nacho cheese to eat during their eye exams.

    Junk food was sometimes these children’s meals. Cameron County has the highest child poverty in the state of Texas. Unfortunately, poverty and poor nutrition habits go hand in hand.

    Up next: Memphis, TN

    Giovanni Castelli
    Giovanni Castelli is the content specialist for Optometry Times. He is a 2014 graduate of Cleveland State University with a degree in ...


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