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Writers Say Florida Kids Need To Lose Weight

April 2nd, 2008 by flanews

Healthcare leaders in Florida are taking steps to end childhood obesity. Nemours partnered with the University of South Florida to release a group of studies on child healthcare called the Florida Chartbook. These studies found that a third of Florida’s children between ages 10 and 17 are obese or overweight. Lisa Simpson co-authored the book.

“The Chartbook reveals that while many children are healthy in Florida, far too many do not enjoy the health that they should nor do they have access to the healthcare services that they need,” said Simpson.

Nemours also revealed the results of their Capitol Steps for Kids Pedometer Challenge. Over 20,000 children and their families participated in this statewide challenge and walked over eight million steps combined.

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