Tackling childhood obesity

November 2, 2009
by Effingham Herald

The rate of childhood obesity nationally is four times higher than it was 40 years ago. A 2009 study by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation identified 37.3 percent of Georgia's children ages 10-17 as overweight or obese. The rate of obesity is especially high among children living in rural areas of Georgia.

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