Oelwein Community School — I-WALK Report 2013

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2013-01-01
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Jensen, Alan
Hanson, Bailey
Drahos, Joseph
Lillehoj, Catherine
Wilson, Suzy
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In the past three decades, the number of obese and overweight individuals in Iowa and across the nation has skyrocketed. With obesity comes the greater risk of health complications and life expectancy reduction. As a result, the current generation of youth face a new and growing threat to their overall quality of life. In Iowa alone, 37.1% of 3rd grade students areidentified as either overweight or obese.

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