Studies show that kids' household income seems to be a more important predictor of their risk of becoming overweight and obese than their race or ethnicity.
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Silvester Fullard fixes dinner for his 11-year-old son Tavestsiar. When Tavestsiar first came to live with his dad in 2010, he was closed off, Silvester says; "he didn't want to be around other kids."
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