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Campos High School Assistant Principal Carlos de Jesus checks on plants in the rooftop garden. 



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Obesity rates among children have almost tripled since 1980, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a growing concern in Chicago's Humboldt Park. One local high school has taken action against the disease and is seeing progress. 


Chicago high school rooftop garden combats childhood obesity

by Michelle Salemi
April 12, 2012


Obesity rates among children have almost tripled since 1980, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a growing concern in Chicago's Humboldt Park. Albizu Campos High School  has taken action against the disease and is seeing progress.