Inquirer Editorial: Progress in obesity battle doesn't mean war is over
"First, the good news on childhood obesity in Philadelphia: Rates among schoolchildren have fallen significantly over the past four years.
Schwarz tempered the new findings with the sobering reality that one in five Philadelphia school children is still obese, and one in 12 is "severely" obese. That should serve as a challenge to local health and other public officials to do more to break the cycle.
Other cities, though, would do well to follow some of the steps already being taken in Philadelphia to help children and their parents combat obesity by adopting healthier lifestyles."