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Child Obesity Not Rising in Missouri

Oct 11, 2019
Students at Battle Elementary School in Columbia, Mo. receive items for their school-provided breakfast.
Kristofor Husted / KBIA

Data released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Thursday shows the obesity rate among people aged 10 to 17 has held steady in recent years.

The obesity rate for this age group is 12.5%, or 73,800 people, which is neither an increase nor a decrease, according to the data. Missouri ranks fifteenth lowest in the nation for obesity rates in this age group.