Schools Need to Prioritize Addressing Obesity in 2015

December 27, 2014 11:06 PM

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During this time of year, many adults are making New Year's Resolutions to exercise more and eat a healthier diet. We also need to make a national resolution to address America's childhood obesity problem.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents over the past 30 years. From 1980 to 2010, the percentage of obese children aged 6-11 rose from 7% to 18% and obese adolescents aged 12-19 rose from 5% to ...

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