KCUR News
3:13 am
Thu January 31, 2008

Schools Influence Obesity in Kids

KANSAS CITY, MO – American kids are fatter than ever. Some studies report that more than 15 percent of U.S. children are overweight or obese. The situation is worse in Kansas and Missouri where childhood obesity rates are higher than the national average. African-American and Latino kids are especially at risk. Tonight, KCPT-TV's Nick Haines launches a series of forums examining the issue. KCUR's Frank Morris attended the taping, and has this report.

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