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A UConn study last year showed that 37 percent of Hartford's preschool children are obese or overweight.
The Hartford Courant, 08/07/2013
If Hartford wants to lose weight, it has a lot to learn from ... Mississippi. Yes, that Mississippi, the one with one of the highest obesity rates in the nation. The state with the highest poverty rate, too. But it's also the state that reduced the rate of overweight children in kindergarten through fifth grade last year by more than 13 percent. It reduced the rate of obesity in high school students, too. Both Mississippi and Hartford have worrisome — and similar — rates of obesity in their young people. A UConn study last year showed that 37 percent of Hartford's preschool children are obese or overweight.
We are talking obese toddlers. Adults are failing them. If they aren't helped, we'll have an entire generation more likely to suffer depression, diabetes, chronic ailments such as diabetes, killers including heart attacks and a shortened life span. (The American Medical Association has declared obesity itself a disease.)