State's obesity rate declines among high students over past two years

December 2012
Jackson Advocate;12/6/2012, Vol. 75 Issue 8, p16A
The article reports on the Mississippi's "2011 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey," which found that the state's obesity rate among high school students has decreased by 12.7%.


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