More than $9 million of your taxpayer dollars paid for a video game about a boy who is trying to flee a town full of fat people.

For six years, the National Institutes of Health granted federal money to develop a video game called “Escape from Diab.”

The game features an athletic kid named DeeJay in a town where everyone eats junk food from a vending machine – everything from lard to chips to bread.

The game intends to address obesity and type 2 diabetes in children.

The CDC blames time spent in front of screens as a major contributor to obesity.