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Leading the charge against obesity

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Obesity rates are soaring among all age groups, and nearly a third of children are overweight or obese, something the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is aiming to tackle. Burness Communications Public Policy Vice-President Elizabeth Wenk is leading the foundation’s efforts.

She  spoke with WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence about getting children away from television and computers, onto the playgrounds and eating healthier foods.

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About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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