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U.S. Government Set to Improve School Food

Saturday, January 15, 2011 10:15
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To help curb childhood obesity, the United States Department of Agriculture has unveiled a new proposal to bring healthier food, such as more fruits and vegetables, to the nation’s public schools.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has tripled over the past 30 years. Rates went from 6.5% to 19.6%, between 1980 and 2008, among kids 6 to 11 years old. And in adolescents, ages 12 to 19, jumped from 5.0% to 18.1%.

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