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A Hopeful Sign in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

by Nancy V. on Monday, March 3, 2014

A recent article in the New York Times covered the latest report on advances against obesity in the US. The article announced we have seen a 43% drop in obesity rates over the past decade among young children ages 2-5. While obesity rates in general have been flat, in NH the rates for youth are still about a third, the decrease among young children shows promise that policy change is making a difference. But much more still needs to be done in the battle against obesity. Voices for Healthy Kids, is a new partnership between the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The initiative in NH is getting under way to advance policies to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/health/obesity-rate-for-young-children-plummets-43-in-a-decade.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20140226&_r=0

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