One-third of R.I. children overweight or obese

KidsCountObesity_032819_1.jpgThe Providence Business News reports that over a third of children in R.I are overweight or obese, as per a Rhode Island Kids count report released recently. This report is a product of two years of collaboration between Hassenfeld Institute, the R.I. Department of Health Center's Health Data, the State Innovation Model and three health insurance plans. Given the various health problems associated with obesity in children, it is imperative to work towards reducing the high percentage of children in R.I who fall under this bracket.