Obesity Among Children Concerning Officials


South Dakota’s child obesity rate rose in the last school year, with fifteen point nine percent of kids nineteen and under reported as obese. That is up from fifteen point two percent the previous year.  Department of Health, State Nutritionist Kristin Biskeborn says that increasing rate is cause for concern…

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Biskeborn says obese kids have a harder time maintaining a healthy weight as they get older…

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The states goal is a fourteen percent obesity rate for kids by the year 2020. The national obesity rate for kids was nineteen point six percent.   There has been considerable debate about the new federal rules for school meals. Biskeborn says it is a step in the right direction, and needs time to work…

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A total of one hundred eighty seven schools submitted data to the state health department for the survey.

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