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Childhood obesity rates could be on the decline

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A new study finds kids are eating healthier, watching less TV, and may be starting to lose weight.

Researchers surveyed more than 9,000 kids in grades 6-10. They found from 2001 to 2009 kids increased their physical activity, ate more fruits and vegetables, ate breakfast more often, watched less TV and ate fewer sweets. And although BMI percentile increased between 2001 and 2006, there was no significant change in BMI between 2006 and 2010, which suggests the obesity trend may be stabilizing.   

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