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Obesity is a major problem in Merced County, especially for children. So why is the local school... more »
posted 10/29/18

Vikaas Shanker's Work

Childhood obesity is a particularly difficult public health problem because if left unchecked, it will lead to many significant medical issues later in life.
A Sun-Star analysis of obesity and demographic data from thousands of schools in the state show that low income and Latino students are at a substantially increased risk of developing obesity.
Because childhood obesity is a condition depending on many factors, some are taking simplified but powerful approaches to the problem.