Mexico City Puts 1,300 Cops on a Diet

Mustn't give up tortas , but told to mix in some veggies now and then
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2009 9:11 PM CDT
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(Newser) – With seven of every 10 members of its force obese, Mexico City’s police department is putting some 1,300 cops on a diet. They were put on scales in public today, and given advice for dieting in a city known for its street food, AFP reports.

“We can’t ask them to stop eating tortas (big Mexican sandwiches),” one official says. “We can tell them that if they eat a torta today, they have to balance it in the next meal with some vegetables.”