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September 30, 2014, 1:14 pm
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District 186 Kids Below State Average For Obesity Rates


An effort to get Springfield schoolkids more active and more focused on healthy eating may be paying off. 

 

A doctor with the SIU School of Medicine says the program appears to be translating into lower obesity rates for grade schoolers.  A check of the body-mass index of first- and fourth-graders at eight Springfield elementary schools finds 16% would be listed as “obese” under current standards. 

 

That’s even with the national average, and four points lower than the Illinois statewide average.  And it’s also four points lower than a similar study at Springfield schools a year ago, although that survey measured a different group of students.

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