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Kids need parks to fight obesity

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Amarillo, TX - Few places to play and exercise is one reason so many kids are overweight in America...according to health officials.

About one in five homes have parks or a recreation center within a half-mile. A report from the centers for disease control and prevention also finds that fewer than one in five high school students get at least an hour of physical activity a day.

And only 37 states require physical education for all grades.

The city of Amarillo has 56 parks.  You can find them here:

http://www.amarilloparks.org/reserveezpublic/Pub_DisplayParksList.aspx?FacilityTypeID=21&Mode=0&ScrName=parks

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