After seeing childhood obesity rates soar over the past 30 years, there is finally some good news to report. The CDC released a report Tuesday that shows obesity rates among low-income children between the ages of 2 and 4 has dropped in 19 states and territories.
Although the declines were small in most cases, this definitely a sign of progress.
“It’s encouraging news but we’re very, very far from being out of the woods,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said. “The fight is far from over.”
We’re thrilled with the news and are excited about continuing to do our part to end childhood obesity for good.
To read the CDC’s full report click here: http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/ChildhoodObesity/index.html