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Obesity Rate Remains High for California Kids

5th Grade Students Who Are Overweight or Obese, 2018 The latest data from 2018 show that 41% of 5th graders in California were overweight or obese. Particularly troubling are the large race/ethnicity disparities, including 54% of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and 49% of Hispanic/Latino 5th graders that were overweight or obese, as compared to fewer than […]

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