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Obesity prevention efforts in schools yield some success
California Watch

Obesity is still on the rise among California students, but after years of prevention measures in schools, the rate is slowing, new research shows.

More than 35 percent of students were overweight or obese in 2008, up from one-third in 2003. That’s an average annual increase of 0.33 percent, compared with 0.8 to 1.7 percent each year in decades prior.