The Best 97th Birthday Present for the National Parks Service? More Parks.

August 29, 2013
by Jeff Levi
Huffington Post

While there have been positive signs in the childhood obesity epidemic recently, we still have a long way to go to reverse the trends -- more than 5.1 percent of males and 4.7 percent of females ages 2 to 19 are severely obese, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future.

To improve the health of all children and curb obesity at every age, the report recommended that kids and adults have access to more opportunities to be physically active on a regular basis -- one of the main drivers of obesity is physical inactivity.

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