[caption id="attachment_35529" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Schools are encouraged to take an active role in Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative."]Schools step up to the plate and take an active role in Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative.[/caption]

Roughly a third of American children are overweight, researchers say, and 17 percent are obese—a condition that increases their risk of getting diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other illnesses.

Many health experts point to the amount of “screen time” that today’s students are logging as a key contributing factor in the child obesity epidemic. Now, backed by a...

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