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Nevada Kindergarteners Getting Heavy

Almost twenty-five percent of Nevada adults are overweight or obese.  And a new study from UNLV shows that this is starting at a very early age.  According to the study, almost one in three kids start kindergarten overweight or obese.  What can we do to change this?  Are schools doing enough to promote physical activity? And how does this hurt a child's ability to perform in the classroom?
Monica Lounsbery, PhD, Chair, Dept of Sports Education Leadership, UNLV
Gayle Thomssen, Obesity Prevention Program Coordinator,
Nevada State Health Division, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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