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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in five U.S. children are obese or overweight.  24ACORNS  collects obesity reduction and physical activity adaptation strategies for youth with disabilities. Approximately 1,954 Montana children ages 3 to 5 and 8,416 Montana children ages 6 to 17 experience disability, according to the Montana Office of Public…

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    The Centers for Disease Control  & Prevention reports that more than one in four Montana adults experience disability. If people with disabilities were a formally recognized minority group, they would be the largest minority group in the United States, according to a University of New Hampshire 2011 report.

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    The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reports that two out of five Montanan adults 65+ experience disability. The Montana elderly population percentage doubled between 1940 and 2000 and is projected to double again by 2030, according to a Montana State University report on Montana’s Aging Population.