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At 510 pounds, Indiana teen gets weight loss help

February 17, 2014
by Vic Ryckaert
USA Today (Indianapolis Star)

What happened in the months that have followed — and what continues today — is nothing short of one school's mission to change Eric's life: to build his confidence, to change his health, to save him from an obesity problem that plagues far too many.

Indiana is the eighth most obese state in the nation, according to the 2013 F as in Fatreport by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Of the about 1.6 million children living in Indiana, 17% or about 270,000, are obese, said Laura Hormouth, nutrition coordinator for the Indiana Department of Health's Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity.

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