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Oakland pediatric obesity program added groceries
San Francisco Chronicle

Dr. Robert Savio gave 10-year-old Yazmin Peña and her 7-year-old sister, Esmeralda, high-fives as he shared results of the girls’ test results from a pilot project on pediatric obesity at Alameda County’s Highland General Hospital in Oakland. Yazmin’s triglycerides, a type of fat found in the blood, had dropped more than 25 percent and her sister’s fell by about 17 percent in the eight months since the family joined the program.