Obesity rates decline among low-income preschoolers after rising for decades

August 14, 2013

By Lena H. Sun After decades of rising, obesity rates among low-income U.S. preschoolers declined broadly from 2008-2011, according to a federal report released Aug. 6 that offered the first glimpse of good news for children considered among the most vulnerable to the disease’s health risks. While other, smaller studies have cited drops among school-age children, the data released by […]

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CDC telebriefing discusses declining obesity rates among low-income preschoolers

August 4, 2013

What: After decades of rising rates, there are signs of progress in the fight against childhood obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discuss state-by-state obesity rates among low-income preschoolers, where progress is being made, and what can be done to continue this progress. Who: Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, CDC When: […]

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Philadelphia School District reports progress in reducing childhood obesity rates

September 7, 2012

Sept. 6, 2012, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation The overall obesity rate among Philadelphia schoolchildren fell more than 4.5 percent between the 2006-07 and 2009-10 school years, according to a study published today in Preventing Chronic Disease. The decrease, from an obesity rate of 21.5 percent to 20.5 percent, was reported among male and female students ages 5 […]

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