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The obesity gap: Poor children gain weight in ND while wealthier peers shed pounds

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GRAND FORKS — When he started at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks 26 years ago, Chief Medical Executive Dr. Eric Lunn said obese children were very rare.

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“In 1987, it just wasn’t a big deal in children,” he said. “Now, it’s not uncommon.”

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. Other positions she has held at the Herald include Grand Forks city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at www.grandforksherald.com and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to bjewett@gfherald.com. 
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