Northborough Least Amount of Overweight Students, Says Statewide Report

Results from the Department Public Health reveal that Northborough's got fewer overweight kids than many other towns.

According to results of a Body Mass Index screening conducted during the 2010-2011 school year by the Department of Public Health, Northborough is among the towns with the least number of obese and overweight students.

Nearly one-third of Massachusetts students in grades 1, 4, 7 and 10 are overweight or obese, revealed the findings, as reported in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

The Northborough-Southborough school district ranked at 23.3 percent, joining Harvard and Lunenburg as others with low percentages.

"Our schools do promote health and wellness … so does the town," said Susan Whitten, principal of the Zeh school. "The past few years, Northborough has emphasized with funds available."

Whitten added that students have physical education classes twice per week, and a daily recess of a half hour. 


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