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Arkansas Reports Record Levels For Chilhood Obesity

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The Arkansas Center For Health Improvement reported that childhood obesity grew over 13% in the last school year, compared to the 3% growth the year before. We speak to Michael Motley from the ACHI and Professor Michael Thomsen about the study, why were still using BMI to track obesity, and what the data means for Arkansas children and parents.

Rachell Sanchez-Smith is an assistant producer for Ozarks at Large and an undergraduate student at the University of Arkansas studying journalism.