Putting on pandemic pounds: State obesity rates hit all-time highs

By: - September 15, 2021 3:10 pm

Carrots are an excellent source of Vitamin A, which is necessary for healthy eyesight, skin, growth, and also aids our bodies in resisting infection. Carrots are also a good source of potassium. Carrots have a higher natural sugar content than all other vegetables with the exception of beets. This is why they make a wonderful snack when eaten raw, and make a tasty addition to a variety of cooked dishes. (Mary Anne Fenley/CDC)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Kansas Reflector. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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