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Obesity In South Dakota

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control reports that childhood obesity rates have dropped, with South Dakota showing one of the biggest declines in the nation.  An annual report released last week from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has adult obesity rates holding steady but still high.  South Dakota is tied at 24th in the nation.  Dieticians Teresa Beach of Sanford Health and Mary Beth Russell of Avera Heart Hospital discussed efforts to fight obesity.