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In this March 14, 2014 picture, Rice Elementary School Principal Ernesto Villanueva slaps hands with students during an early morning running program at an elementary school in Chula Vista, Calif. Amid alarming national statistics showing an epidemic in childhood obesity, hundreds of thousands of students across the country are being weighed and measured. Beltran son’s Chula Vista Elementary School District is being touted as a model for its methods that have resulted in motivating the community to take action.
In this March 14, 2014 picture, Rice Elementary School Principal Ernesto Villanueva slaps hands with students during an early morning running program at an elementary school in Chula Vista, Calif. Amid alarming national statistics showing an epidemic in childhood obesity, hundreds of thousands of students across the country are being weighed and measured. Beltran son’s Chula Vista Elementary School District is being touted as a model for its methods that have resulted in motivating the community to take action. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Schools Increasingly Check Students for Obesity
Originally published March 29, 2014

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat.more More Arrow

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