I moved to Colorado from the East Coast with hopes that the state’s culture of healthy eating and outdoor activity would encourage me to lose the weight I’d struggled with my entire life. It didn’t work—at least, not how I expected it to.
We’re not failing quite yet, but our children’s overall health grade dipped to a D+ on the 2012 Colorado Health Report Card. From obesity to food allergies, we break down five issues facing our state’s kids—and examine the latest research, treatments, and programs you should know about to keep your child healthy and happy.
Colorado’s obesity rates are the lowest in the country—but are we really as healthy as we think? Plus: We surveyed 400 Coloradans about their everyday health habits to see how—and why—our state has stayed on the good side of skinny.
By Lindsey B. Koehler
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