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Walk to School Day Aims to Fight Obesity
In an effort to fight childhood obesity, kids around the nation walked to school today.
The Illinois Department of Public Health director said he walked to school with his daughter today. He said walking or biking to school every day is a small thing people can do to fight obesity and help form healthy habits.
The rates of obesity are rising in Illinois and across the country.
Obese children are more likely to be obese as adults, creating a greater risk of Type 2 diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, and cancer.