Childhood obesity has long been a problem in the US. North Dakota was ranked the second worst state for childhood obesity last year.
According to a new study, North Dakota is now the number one state that has decreased childhood obesity.
I talked to North Dakota’s School Health Specialist who said that bad ranking is what inspired them to do something.
She says they have been working with schools all around North Dakota, training and informing administrators on ways to make schools healthier. They don’t only focus on healthier eating habits but ways to keep students physically active too.