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Childhood obesity is nationwide problem

Burlington, Vermont – March 15, 2011

America is in the grips of a childhood obesity epidemic. But a child's sweet tooth isn't all to blame.

Dr. Barbara Frankowski is a pediatrics professor at the University of Vermont. She's also the health officer for Burlington schools.

"I think it's a combination of what your taking in and then how much energy you're putting out," said Frankowski. 

She lay blame on foods having changed; fast foods, sugar-sweetened drinks, and the fact that kids have become sedentary.

For more, watch the video from The :30.


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