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Fewer CA kids overweight, but Bay Area struggles
San Francisco Chronicle

For the first time in 30 years, the number of overweight schoolchildren in California is falling, suggesting that the state may finally be making some headway in the long battle to prevent childhood obesity, according to a report released today. But it’s hardly time to start celebrating, public health officials said. Thirty-eight percent of public schoolchildren in fifth, seventh and ninth grades were overweight or obese in 2010 – only 1.1 percent fewer than in 2005.