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The Detroit News reports that new studies suggest that the increase in childhood obesity rates seem to be highest in the nation’s rural communities, a finding that is at odds with the traditional belief that “heavy chores, wide expanses of land and fresh air make leaner, stronger bodies.”

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania released a study saying that while about 16 percent of urban students qualify as obese, 20 percent of rural students fit that description – and the growth of obesity rates seems to be higher in rural areas.

One student explained the problem to the News: "We go to the Eat 'n Park to meet and chill, maybe don't eat the right things. There's not much else to do."
KC's View:
Oh, to be 15 years old and having nothing to do…

Life is tough.