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Most Californians view unhealthy eating, lack of exercise as top risks to kids

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Kids do cartwheels after running during an exercise drill. The Newton Street Police Activities League also offers martial arts, boxing, yoga, and gardening, among many other activities for kids in the community. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

According to a new Field Poll from the California Endowment, when it comes to kids, the majority of Californians are very concerned about two things: unhealthy eating and lack of exercise. Almost 60 percent of residents saw these two issues as a big threat to kids — even bigger than illegal drug use.

For more, we're joined by Dr. George Flores, program manager at the California Endowment.

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