Nebraska is not on the CDC list of states that are reducing childhood-obesity rates, and dietitian Shannon Frink says one solution is to educate parents about healthy eating and the need for physical activity among preschool children. The state has made gains in educating school-age children, and Central District Health Department dietitian Jazmin Yacama said the Rethink Your Drink initiative is pushing for school policies that eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages in cafeterias and vending machines.

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