Back to school

July 19, 2009
by Pamela Hitchins
The Vicksburg Post

Young people in Mississippi continue to be the fattest in the nation. The annual obesity rankings prepared by the Trust for America's Health, released July 1, show that 44.4 percent of Mississippi children are overweight. Mississippi also ranks highest in adult obesity at 32.5 percent.

Jeff Levi, executive director of the Trust, named healthier school lunches as one way of combating the high levels of obesity among children.

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