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Fresno County childhood obesity on the rise
Fresno Bee

Childhood obesity remains on the rise in Fresno County even while it’s declining in the rest of the central San Joaquin Valley and statewide, according to a study released today. The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy report that the percentage of overweight and obese children in the state dropped 1.1% from 2005 to 2010. The study used data from the California Physical Fitness Test for fifth-, seventh- and ninth-graders.