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Fighting Obesity in High School: Lawmakers Examine Health Programs Based at School

July 23, 2008
by TOM SHINE and KATE BARRETT
ABC News

At last week's hearing on the topic, Jeff Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health, testified that childhood obesity can be attributed to tendencies that reinforce a less-active lifestyle both in school and out and to give children large quantities of food that is not nutritious. He said that as the price of food continues to rise, the obesity problem is compounded, especially for families who cannot afford healthier alternatives.

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