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One man's uphill fight to stem childhood obesity
One man's uphill fight to stem childhood obesity

A short walk from the fast-food drive-throughs, taco joints and doughnut shops lining Hawaiian Gardens' palm-tree-dotted main drag, a classroom of energetic kindergartners begins a well-rehearsed routine. Jutting their thumbs down and contorting their faces in theatrical frowns, the kids chant, "Soda is bad!" "Doritos?" teacher Adriana Rosas calls out. "No!" the kids yell, each making an "X" with their small arms. Standing quietly to the side with his arms crossed, a short man in square-framed glasses smiles. Alexander Khananashvili wrote these sing-alongs, which are heard in four elementary schools serving this blue-collar,...

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