The Status of Childhood Weight in Massachusetts, 2009

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The aggregate BMI data is an important indicator of the health of the current school-age population and is related to the health of future adults in that community. These data reflect patterns of healthy nutrition and physical activity which are aspects of a healthy, productive and economically vital community. The data in this report represents data from 80 school districts in the Essential School Health Services program collected during the 2008-2009 school year on 109,674 students.