Pine Hills families learn healthy choices

July 14, 2009
by Fernando Quintero
Orlando Sentinel

Nationally, Florida ranks 17th in childhood-obesity rates, with nearly one-third of all youths aged 10-17 considered overweight, according to a report released this month by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In east Central Florida - Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties - more than 16 percent of youths aged 2 to 19 years old were identified as obese in a 2006 report by The Health Council of East Central Florida. Minorities and children from low-income households were overrepresented in the report.

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