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Obesity a problem for local students, data show

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More than 30 percent of the students in most Capital Region school districts are overweight and the number rises to 40 percent or higher in Schenectady and several other districts, according to data amassed by the state Department of Health. Weight problems are severe in the Capital Region, with about 20 percent of the kids in Fulton, Schoharie and Schenectady counties being considered not just overweight but obese. The data generally reflect the fact that ...

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