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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A new study surveying child obesity rates across California found that both the fattest and skinniest cities are in Los Angeles County.
So which city has the highest rate of child obesity? Huntington Park, where 53 percent of children are listed as overweight or obese, compared to 38 percent of the state’s children.
Just 18 miles away resides the city with the skinniest kids in California — Manhattan Beach, according to a study published by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
More than 250 cities were surveyed for the study based on figures from 2010. To see an interactive database of 2010 childhood obesity rates by city click here: Database
Read more about the study here: Child Obesity Study
Researchers urged lawmakers and schools to make the following policy changes to combat the epidemic of child obesity: Policy Changes