Obesity has increased dramatically in the United States over the past several decades.
In Missouri, almost two-thirds of adults ― and more than a quarter of children and teens ― are either overweight or obese.
Senator Kit Bond is retiring after more than four decades in public office.
Missourians first elected the Republican in 1970 as state auditor. Two years later Bond became the state’s youngest governor at the age of 33.
He spent two terms in the governor’s mansion, then went on to four terms in the U.S. Senate.
Maria Altman takes a look back on Senator Kit Bond’s long public service career.
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