Task Force Data Shows Almost Half of Spartanburg’s Fifth Grader’s are too Heavy

Forty­one percent of Spartanburg County fifth­graders are overweight or obese, according to recent data released by the Spartanburg Childhood Obesity Taskforce. Over the course of the 2012­2013 school year, task force members collaborated with staff in all seven Spartanburg County school districts to collect consistent body mass index data for 10,426 first­, third­, and fifth­graders.

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