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June 17, 2013
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GROWing healthy kids and communities

Editor: Look out across any school playground in your community and notice a harsh reality: about one out of every three children are overweight or obese. Research shows that the percentage of U.S. children who are overweight or obese has tripled since the 1980’s. As our nation’s children increase in weight, they face serious health problems like Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma which can follow them into adulthood. The prevalence of overweight and obesity is higher among rural children than urban children. According to data from the National Survey of Children’s Health, children living in rural areas …

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