A Heavy Burden for D.C. Kids

August 28, 2007
by Sally Squires
Washington Post

Youngsters in the nation's capital are leaders of a disturbing trend, according to the report, released yesterday by the nonprofit Trust for America's Health. A "fat belt" now stretches through the South and is spreading into the Southwest. Among the states with the heftiest children are West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and New Mexico.

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