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The CDC and USDA are collaborating to track the prevalence of obesity in children ages 2 – 4 who participate in the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
In a new report, the agencies find obesity prevalence to have increased from 14% in 2000 to 15.9% in 2010. But here’s the good news: it dropped to 14.5% in 2014.
More good news: it decreased significantly among toddlers in these groups:
The not-so-good news is that obesity in WIC kids is still higher than the national average among kids 2 – 5 years (8.9%), but this trend is in the right direction.
What accounts for it? The report lists several possibilities:
Let’s keep doing more of the same and keep that trend heading downward.