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December 13, 2005

Schools and Obesity

Do schools contribute to childhood obesity? Research at the University of Minnesota suggests it’s possible. According to a study of food-related practices at 16 Twin Cities urban and suburban middle schools, School of Nursing researcher Martha Kubik, for the first time, found a link between certain school-wide food practices and the body weight of students.

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