Obesity Among School Children Decreases in Anchorage

The obesity epidemic among young people in America has been garnering national attention for the last decade. Experts blame sugary sodas and unhealthy snacks in schools, coupled with a decrease in exercise programs. And Alaska isn’t immune to those problems. More than three out of ten kids in the Anchorage school district are overweight. But for the first time in over a decade, that number is declining.

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