West Virginia: Still Number One!


West Virginia, a recent hotbed of anti-fat hilarity, has a new idea for slimming down its scale-tipping public school students:

West Virginia, which has the worst childhood obesity problem in the United States, is stepping up plans to use Konami's Dance Dance Revolution to battle the bulge in its schools.

The state, which plans to put the popular dancing video game in every one of its public schools, said on Wednesday research suggested that it helped put a halt to weight gain.

Said research involved kids playing the game for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week – a level of Dance Dance commitment that seems unlikely in the context of a schoolweek. And even then the porkers didn't drop pounds, just failed to pile more on.