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A New Tool to Help Schools Fight Childhood Obesity

A school-based body mass index screening program first implemented in Arkansas in 2003 is gaining adherents across the country.

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A school-based body mass index screening program first implemented in Arkansas in 2003 is gaining adherents across the country. Data collected every two years from elementary-aged students is being used to improve activity levels and add healthy foods to school lunches, both of which contribute to better academic performance in the classroom setting. (Education News)

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