Take Part: Latino Kids Are More Obese Than Their Peers for This Insidious Reason

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A common complaint about modern kids is that they spend too much time indoors watching television or racking up points on the latest video game-all while noshing on a bag of chips or some other unhealthy junk food.  The commonsense alternative to all this screen time, healthy advocates say is to send youngsters outside where the can run and jump, and swing from the monkey bars.

A new report from childhood obesity prevention organization Salud America! reveals that following that advice may be especially difficult for Latino kids living in segregated, underserved neighborhoods.

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