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Calif. Launches Campaign To Encourage Healthier Schools

On Thursday, California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson launched the statewide Team California for Healthy Kids campaign to promote healthy eating and physical activity in schools and communities. The campaign aims to improve children's access to fresh food and water and physical activities. Officials noted that one in three California children is obese or overweight, which can raise their risk for developing chronic diseases and lead to absenteeism and poor performance in school.

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