In response to last week’s editorial comments made by Larry Davis. Obesity is a nationwide problem, not just a Macon County one, and it has been highlighted in the news by public health advocates like Kathy McGaha for over a decade. I have a great respect for people like Ms. McGaha, who regardless of the obstacles placed before them, take action as opposed to those who stand by and criticize others. To only point out the negatives and not be a part of the obesity solution is nonproductive.
Ms. McGaha’s greatest strength is her ability to pull people together, build consensus and implement action plans to improve the health of her community. Her record as Director of Healthy Carolinians for more than a decade speaks for itself.