A weighty issue: Experts say 17 percent of children — 3,900 in Centre County — overweight or obese
February 20, 2013
by Leah Polakoff
Centre Daily Times (Pennsylvania)
The Centers for Disease Control says about 17 percent of U.S. children are overweight or obese. That means some 3,900 out of Centre County’s 23,000 children could be struggling with their weight.
Linda Eggebeen, the State College Area School District’s coordinator for health education and physical education, said she thinks the number of overweight children is growing because of changing times.
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