Flagstaff schools warn parents of overweight kids

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Associated Press

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 15 at 9:20 PM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Flagstaff school district will be sending letters to a parents whose elementary school children are overweight or headed in that direction.

Pediatrician Nina Souders told the Flagstaff Unified School District board last week that being overweight is a serious problem.

The district's elementary school students will be weighed and measured this fall with help from Flagstaff Medical Center's Fit Kids staff and North Country HealthCare.

The school district's top nurse estimates about 50 percent of the district's elementary school students will be classified as overweight or bordering on overweight.

Letters will go to the parents of students who are underweight, overweight, or marginally overweight.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Sun, http://www.azdailysun.com/

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