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According to a 2012 study  published in The Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics 29% of students in New Hampshire and Vermont were either overweight or obese, but students participating on one or more sport teams were less likely to be overweight compared to students not participating in a sport. Further, researchers suggest that if all teens played on two or more sports teams in a year, the obesity rates would drop by 26%.  It was also reported that girls who play sports in middle school are much more physically active into their last year of high school.

-Allison Behne Sharma, Director