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Report: Childhood obesity rates fell in 18 states

  • Written by The Atlanta Daily World
  • Published in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Health officials say they have the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity.

A government report released Tuesday found at least slight declines in obesity rates for low-income preschoolers in 18 states. Rates went up in three states.

The report is based on the heights and weights of children in a federal food program.

Previous research suggested national childhood obesity rates were flat, though some cities have reported improvements. Nationwide, about 12 percent of boys and girls are obese.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130806/us-med-childhood-obesity/

Read more http://www.atlantadailyworld.com/201308068054/Original/report-childhood-obesity-rates-fell-in-18-states

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