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Progress Toward Reversing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

The effort to get US children eating better and exercising more saw results in 2012, according to a progress report from the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). Nearly 3 million children got moving as a result of PHA partner commitments and over 8,000 new opportunities for physical activity became available in 2012.

Still, a significant amount of work remains to be done. The report also states that 15 million children do not have access to a playground or park. “We're seeing pockets of progress toward reversing the childhood obesity epidemic," said Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, who authored the report, to FOX News. "For progress to reach every corner of our country, we must redouble our efforts: parents, schools, nonprofit organizations, government at all levels, and the private sector.”

Read the report here.

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