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State childhood obesity rate takes a U-turn, but progress patchy
Inside Bay Area

In a heartening sign that California’s kids are starting to cut back on sweets and get off their couches, a report released Wednesday shows a small decline in the number of overweight and obese children across the state in the past five years. “It’s small but meaningful,” said Harold Goldstein, executive director of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. “At least we know we can turn this epidemic around.”

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