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Poll: Obesity overtakes drug use as top health worry about California’s kids
The Mercury News

Californians are more worried about kids getting fat than using illegal drugs, according to a Field Poll released Wenesday.

The poll, conducted for the California Endowment, shows that the number of Californians who list unhealthy eating or a lack of physical activity among kids’ two top health risks grew from 53 percent a decade ago to 59 percent today. In contrast, the percentage of Californians who felt drug use among children was one of the top two risks decreased from 49 percent to 43 percent.