September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and this morning we did one of our stupid lists about how to tell your child is obese.  Funny yet concerning.  I've heard some parents justify their child's obesity with heredity or the sheer inability to get them to eat healthy.  Now more than ever it's so important to get your kids on the right track or you might sentence them to a life of health problems.  Of course, setting an example is the first order of business since kids emulate their parents physically and emotionally.

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So I wondered just where Michigan ranks on the fat chart and, more specifically, Kalamazoo and surrounding areas. We're not first and we're not last depending on how you look at it. I did some digging and found this article from Bridge magazine.  Check it out by clicking HERE.