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Study: Healthy school nutrition programs reduce student obesity

December 20, 2018

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that nearly one in five children ages 6 to 19 was obese in the 2015-16 academic year. Childhood obesity should be a concern, not only for school administrators, but also for citizens at large. Childhood obesity can affect physical health and well-being, mental health and self-esteem, and by heightening the risk for teasing and bullying, it can also affect school attendance. But is also has the greater potential for resulting in adult obesity, which strains the health of the individual and the health care system.

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