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Indian center in Salt Lake City fight youth obesity

Obesity rates are rising among Indian youth, increasing the risk for diabetes and other health problems.

The Indian Walk-in Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, is trying to reverse the trend. The center offers healthy lifestyle classes for youth, physical education classes for kindergarten through sixth graders and basketball for kids ages 6 to 18.

Toni Williams, the diabetes coordinator for the center, hopes to lead the children by example. She used to weigh 225 pounds but the 5-foot 3-inch Apache woman has gotten down to 175 pounds. Her goal is to weigh 150 pounds.

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Schools fight to reverse epidemic of obesity (The Salt Lake Tribune 11/9)

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