Lincoln Elementary School Cedar Falls, Iowa I-WALK Report Spring 2012

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2012-01-01
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Lillehoj, Catherine
Larson, Tami
Watts, Sarah
Haney, Dennis
Christensen, Ashley
Savage, Mary
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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 are identified as either overweight or obese.

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