Child obesity rate prompts possible soda sales tax

December 7th, 2010

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – One in five children in the nation is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and a survey of fifth graders in Lincoln found just over 20% fit that category, the state medical association said. That’s led to predictions that for the first time in the nation’s history, children’s lives will be shorter than their parents.

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