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State childhood obesity report finds Oregon best, Mississippi worst
USA Today

What’s the magic in Oregon that keeps kids lean? It’s a mystery health officials would like to solve as they admit all states are failing by a mile to meet federal goals for childhood obesity. Oregon has the nation’s lowest rate of hefty kids, according to a new government study, which found big gaps between regions and ballooning obesity rates in many states from 2003 to 2007.