(BOISE, ID) — A recent study of Idaho’s third graders found that most kids are at a healthy weight, but the number of overweight and obese children is on the rise. State Health and Welfare officials say 69 percent of those surveyed were at a weight considered appropriate for their age. They attribute the increase in cases of overweight and obese children to poor dieting and a lack of exercise. Authorities say parents should work to ensure that their kids get at least an hour of physical activity every day.
Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com
Billy Hallowell, Deseret News
Adam Forsgren, EastIdahoNews.com Columnist