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A Bigger Problem in the District

Several wards in the District have the highest rates of childhood overweight and obesity in the region. Across the nation, virtually every jurisdiction, urban and suburban, confronts a weight problem among youth.

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In D.C., Where Kids Live Sets Tone for Weight-Loss Success
Article | Latrisha Avery knows losing weight could head off the diabetes that runs in her family. But the fifth-grader has a more immediate reason for her goal of losing 20 pounds before she starts middle school next year: So kids will stop calling her "King Kong."

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