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Obesity rates drop for Chicago's youngest schoolkids

Obesity rates among Chicago Public School kindergarteners dropped five percentage points over the last decade according to new figures from the city health department. These are the first statistically significant improvements the city has seen since the childhood obesity epidemic took off in the 1980s. With us to talk about this good news and to put it in context is Adam Becker, Executive Director of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children which has been working on the issue for a decade. Photo: Flickr/ella novak

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