Washington must confront public-health challenge of childhood trauma

July 24, 2011
by Ruth Kagi
Seattle Times

A NEW study by the Trust for America's Health reveals Washington is one of 10 states in which the obesity rate has increased 90 percent within the past 15 years.

That we've almost doubled the rate in less than two decades is startling. What is equally worrisome is that obesity isn't only increasing among adults, but among children as well. Two recent Seattle Times articles discuss the state's battle against childhood obesity.


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