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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The Daily Republic – Mark Netherda

“As our children head back to school, we should all be aware that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 out of 5 children in the U.S. is obese. Data from the California Department of Education from 2015 reports that 38.5 percent of seventh graders in California are overweight or obese. Unfortunately, for Solano County that statistic is even worse with 41.1 percent of all seventh graders found to be overweight or obese. These statistics are all much higher than they were just 10 to 20 years ago, and continue to rise for some age groups.”(more)

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