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Lehigh Valley Health: How can we have epidemic of obesity and hunger?

May 12, 2014
by Tim Darragh
Morning Call

We all know there's an obesity crisis in America, and it is of particular concern for children, since obesity is linked to chronic health and emotional issues.

In trying to determine why so many kids are so overweight – the latest Trust for America's Health report says 13.5 percent of Pennsylvania's 10- to 17-year-olds are obese – you can identify the usual suspects: too much screen time with television, video games and computers and too much junk food.

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