About a third of children in Diamond Bar are classified as being overweight or obese, according to a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.
The study, released earlier this month, was based on the California Department of Education’s 2010 Physical Fitness Tests. The UCLA researchers examined the reports from fifth, seventh and ninth grade students from schools in more than 250 Californian cities.
Diamond Bar’s obesity rate was set at 29.4 percent and was ranked among the cities with lower obesity rates, officials said.
The disparity between cities in the county ranged wildly, with both the highest and some of the lowest obesity rates in California.
Huntington Park had the highest obesity rate in the state with 53 percent. Manhattan Beach had the lowest at 11.3 percent.
For more facts and figures, check out the CCPHA site.