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Thursday, April 1, 2004
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Overweight in local children nears epidemic


A1 / Mark Pummell
  Renee Eyink, a registered dietitian with the Mercer County Women, Infants and Children program, weighs 2-year-old Alexa Billger of Celina. After taking her client's weight and height, Eyink checks a body mass index (BMI) chart. Alexa was at 50 percent BMI, just right for a child her age, Eyink noted. A child is considered high-risk for obesity if his or her BMI is over the 95 percentile mark.
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