home
RSS
Signs of progress in childhood obesity fight
This map shows the states that experienced a decline or increase in low-income preschool obesity rates.
August 6th, 2013
12:01 PM ET

Signs of progress in childhood obesity fight

After decades of warnings about the rapidly rising rate of childhood obesity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some good news. A new report from the CDC suggests we've made some progress in the fight against childhood obesity in the nation's youngest children - specifically those from low-income families.

Researchers analyzed data from approximately 12 million children between the ages of 2 and 4 who participate in federally funded nutrition programs. Data from 40 states, Washington, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were included in the Vital Signs report.

Nineteen of the states and the U.S. Virgin Islands saw a small but significant decline in preschoolers' obesity rates between 2008 and 2011, according to the CDC. Three states - Colorado, Pennsylvania and Tennessee - saw a slight increase over the same time period, and the rest remained stagnant. Utah, Wyoming, Louisiana, Texas, Maine, Delaware, Alaska, Oklahoma, Virginia and South Carolina were not included in the report due to inconsistencies or changes in data reporting.

"It's a bright spot for our nation's young kids, but the fight is very far from over," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said.

An estimated one out of every eight preschoolers in the United States is obese, according to the CDC report. The numbers are higher in African-American and Hispanic populations, at one in five and one in six, respectively.

Children who are overweight or obese as preschoolers are five times more likely to be overweight or obese as adults, Frieden said. This can increase their risk for health problems such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

Government initiatives such as the first lady's Let's Move! program have tried to encourage child-care providers to offer outside play opportunities, reduce screen time and serve fresh fruit and vegetables at every meal. They've also tried to eliminate fried foods and sugary drinks from young kids' diets. While the CDC cannot prove that programs like these are making a difference, Frieden said, it's obvious that something has changed.

“Today’s announcement reaffirms my belief that together, we are making a real difference in helping kids across the country get a healthier start to life,” First Lady Michelle Obama said in a statement.

“We could not be more encouraged by the progress we have made, but we have a long, long way to go before we can rest and know the next generation is on a much healthier path," said Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move! and the White House's senior policy adviser on nutrition. "We will take this moment to double down on our efforts and really see this through.”

Previous smaller studies have shown similar declines in other child populations, Frieden said, but this is the largest national data system that exists. He said the CDC is confident that the declines shown in these 19 states are a sign of a national downward trend.

Obesity rates among low-income preschoolers steadily increased between 1990 and peaked in 2007 at close to 15%. They have since flatlined. This is the first sign of a turning point.

“Obesity is a complex problem, and we know addressing it isn’t going to be quick or simple," Frieden said. “It’s not going to turn on a dime.”


soundoff (3,205 Responses)
  1. toy hauler modifications

    https://ads.homedy.com/ads/click?id=79&url=https://ocrvcenter.com/utility-van-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    May 20, 2021 at 21:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. RV TV Los Angeles

    Hi! I just want to offer you a big thumbs up for the excellent info you have got here on this post. I'll be returning to your web site for more soon.

    http://photoshow.aving.net/korean/?wptouch_switch=mobile&redirect=https://ocrv.fun/rv-repair-shop-barstow-california

    May 20, 2021 at 21:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Sprinter Van Side Repair

    I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s both educative and amusing, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I'm very happy I came across this during my search for something concerning this.

    https://s5.histats.com/stats/r.php?869637&100&47794&urlr=&commercialrepairshop.com/custom-van-repair-shop-near-me

    May 20, 2021 at 22:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Digital Marketing Business

    http://www.tamiroom.com/bbs/cafe.php?mode=node&id=936&page=1&home=https://postfallsfitness.com

    May 20, 2021 at 22:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. motorhome refurbishment

    I could not resist commenting. Well written!

    http://web2.sups.tp.edu.tw/school/netlink/hits.php?id=207&url=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-awning-repair-near-me

    May 20, 2021 at 23:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. local paint shops near me

    https://www.cqrcengage.com/nma/app/thru?communicationId=582&edrId=452751&url=https://ocrvcenter.com/volvo-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    May 21, 2021 at 02:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. RV Steps Near Me

    I blog frequently and I genuinely thank you for your information. Your article has really peaked my interest. I am going to take a note of your website and keep checking for new details about once a week. I opted in for your Feed too.

    http://serwis.lagiewniki.zhp.pl/index.php?option=com_loudmouth&task=derefer&url=ocrv.club/rv-repair-shop-pico-rivera-california

    May 21, 2021 at 02:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. SEO Marketing Business

    https://www.fms.treas.gov/fmsweb/disclaimer.jsp?ciURL=https://www.postfallsfitness.com/

    May 21, 2021 at 02:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. chloroquineorigin

    https://chloroquineorigin.com/ buy chloroquine online chloroquine nz chloroquine diphosphate chloroquine phosphate aralen

    May 21, 2021 at 03:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. accident repair shop near me

    http://t158.adsage.com/trc/track/x.gif?acc=1199&iid=p.110386427000355007.k.p&lpg=https://ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-maintenance-near-me/

    May 21, 2021 at 05:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. motorhome alignment near me

    https://pub.accesstrade.vn/deep_link/4511350997178678070?url=https://ocrvcenter.biz/rv-plumbing-repair-near-me

    May 21, 2021 at 05:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. sports

    Icouldn't refrain from commenting. Well written!

    May 21, 2021 at 06:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Mercedes Sprinter Service Locations

    https://sc.hkexnews.hk/TuniS/sprintervanrepairshop.com/coachmen-van-repair-shop-near-me

    May 21, 2021 at 07:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. orange county rv dealers

    http://sys.labaq.com/cli/go.php?s=lbac&p=1410jt&t=02&url=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-san-juan-capistrano-california/

    May 21, 2021 at 07:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. truck shop

    I blog quite often and I truly appreciate your information. Your article has truly peaked my interest. I am going to book mark your website and keep checking for new information about once a week. I opted in for your RSS feed too.

    https://m.meetme.com/mobile/redirect/unsafe?url=https://ocrvcenter.com/national-interstate-rv-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    May 21, 2021 at 10:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. RV Center Los Angeles

    https://www.bcbst.com/providers/mpmsearch/cs.asp?url=https://tomspeed.de/index.php?option=com_phocaguestbook&view=phocaguestbook&id=1&Itemid=53&t=20&el_mcal_month=5&el_mcal_year=2013&limitstart=260

    May 21, 2021 at 11:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. RV Upgrades California

    http://www.webclap.com/php/jump.php?sa=t&url=https://ocrv.rocks/rv-repair-shop-upland-california

    May 21, 2021 at 12:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Digital Marketing Agency Near Me

    Very good info. Lucky me I found your website by chance (stumbleupon). I've saved as a favorite for later!

    http://www.mwgl.org/phpAdsNew/adclick.php?bannerid=19&dest=http://www.affordableranking.com

    May 21, 2021 at 14:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Local Marketing Companies Near Me

    Great article! We are linking to this particularly great article on our site. Keep up the great writing.

    http://shenqixiangsu.net/api/misc/links/redirect?url=http://affordableranking.com

    May 21, 2021 at 14:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. RV Alignment Near Me

    Saved as a favorite, I love your web site!

    http://cta-redirect.ex.co/redirect?&web=https://homedecoration38269.blogspothub.com/3146968/5-essential-elements-for-rv-mechanic-near-me

    May 21, 2021 at 15:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. RV Camera Orange County

    This is a topic that's close to my heart... Best wishes! Exactly where are your contact details though?

    https://scripts.affiliatefuture.com/AFClick.asp?affiliateID=1567&merchantID=617&programmeID=2028&mediaID=0&tracking=&url=https://ocrvluxurycoaches.com/rv-repair-shop-los-alamitos-california

    May 21, 2021 at 16:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. rv slide out roof repair

    http://smccd.edu/disclaimer/redirect.php?url=http://ocrvcenter.com/camper-van-repair-near-me

    May 21, 2021 at 16:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. remodel near me

    https://kichink.com/home/issafari?uri=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-bell-gardens-california

    May 21, 2021 at 18:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. rv inspection near me

    https://www.ffatsearch.com/search/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=9636&url=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-blinds-repair-near-me/

    May 21, 2021 at 21:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. toad truck near me

    I need to to thank you for this good read!! I certainly enjoyed every little bit of it. I have got you book-marked to look at new stuff you post…

    https://www.track.affsrc.com/track/clicks/3171/c627c2b89e0522dbfe9cbd2e8d2b8914736245cb75e9f0ab416db1046005?t=https://ocrvcenter.com/fleetstar-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    May 21, 2021 at 22:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. RV Shades Orange County

    https://www.asicentral.com/login.aspx?returnurl=https://ocrv.art/rv-repair-shop-reseda-california

    May 21, 2021 at 22:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. RV TV Orange County

    https://analytics.bluekai.com/site/16231?phint=event=click&phint=campaign=BRAND-TAB&phint=platform=search&done=https://easyimplantology.com/index.php/news/item/110-dentista-per-bambini-adolescenti-centro-dentistico-ventimiglia?start=2350

    May 21, 2021 at 22:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Internet Marketing Services

    Hi there! This blog post couldn’t be written any better! Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I am going to send this information to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

    https://wickerparkbucktown.info/Redirect.aspx?destination=http://affordableranking.com/

    May 22, 2021 at 00:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. i repair near me

    https://www.iacconline.org/Redirect.aspx?destination=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-el-cajon-california/

    May 22, 2021 at 02:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Georgine Hobock

    I don't know about you guys but I am obsessed with airplanes. I had a friend in highschool that loved airplanes, so here are some airplane related stuff I don't know about you guys but I love airplanes. I had a friend in highschool that loved airplanes, so here are some airplane related stuff https://www.airlinereporter.com/2009/11/testing-out-virgin-americas-in-flight-entertainment-system/

    http://www.doc-txt.com/Boeing-Everett-Museum.pdf

    May 22, 2021 at 02:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Internet Marketing Near Me

    I really like it when individuals come together and share views. Great blog, continue the good work!

    http://nhadoption.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=affordableranking.com

    May 22, 2021 at 02:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. rv service orange county ca

    https://www.drmshk.com/link.php?url=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-refrigerator-repair-near-me

    May 22, 2021 at 02:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. school bus repair near me

    I could not resist commenting. Perfectly written!

    https://www.php-api.engageya.com/oper/https_redirect.php?url=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-body-shop-near-me/

    May 22, 2021 at 03:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. RV Blinds California

    https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http://ocrvcenter.biz/rv-repair-shop-temecula-california

    May 22, 2021 at 04:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. chatsworth collision center

    http://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/exit.aspx?url=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-sunland-tujunga-california

    May 22, 2021 at 05:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. ocrv paint and service

    Hello there! I simply want to offer you a huge thumbs up for the excellent information you've got here on this post. I'll be coming back to your site for more soon.

    http://www.dealbada.com/bbs/linkS.php?url=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-escondido-california/

    May 22, 2021 at 06:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. RV Toilets Near Me

    http://flash.wakunavi.net/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=333&url=http://sindonewstoday.com/siantar-spa-diduga-sediakan-plus-plus-bagi-pengunjung-pria-ini-tanggapan-praktisi-hukum/

    May 22, 2021 at 06:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. ibs collision center

    http://www.p1-uranai.com/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=538&url=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/box-truck-collision-repair-shop-near-me/

    May 22, 2021 at 08:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. RV Headlights Orange County

    Can I just say what a relief to discover somebody who truly knows what they're discussing on the web. You actually understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people must look at this and understand this side of the story. It's surprising you are not more popular since you surely have the gift.

    https://ssp.send.microad.jp/cc?ep=3WkB-sR7-kgCUB3oC4dc3s608eSsloN9K9NHq6iY9RsN0FgxwNmpck0T4k-9LLI9yuidcEtEYotIEUzjREa-S5R4v2nHvcF0QtXiQsDdubYMYrJ_XftQVRNkmURGNS6aGMDFcsiCQl_lNKo507iRUEbVxoJ8HW2yDEKqX54dvXTI&r=http://ocrv.club/rv-repair-shop-burbank-california

    May 22, 2021 at 09:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. RV Beds California

    https://sports-ranking.com/search/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=7&url=https://sportslawinsider.com/soccer/rochester-lancers-disband-over-concerns-of-inflated-workers-compensation-costs/

    May 22, 2021 at 10:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. RV Countertops California

    Having read this I thought it was really enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

    /

    May 22, 2021 at 16:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Local Marketing Service

    http://www.roboticsinsurance.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.affordableranking.com

    May 22, 2021 at 19:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. rv upholstery near me

    Good information. Lucky me I discovered your site by accident (stumbleupon). I've saved as a favorite for later!

    https://space.sosot.net/link.php?url=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-reseda-california

    May 23, 2021 at 01:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. rv roof repair service near me

    https://scistarter.com/api/record/joinup/1014?next=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-lake-balboa-california

    May 23, 2021 at 03:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Felipe Sorrels

    Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is essentially a video game where you can do anything you want. SL is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you want to see more you can see these Second Life authors and blogs

    http://myvedana.blogspot.com/2008/11/?m=0

    May 23, 2021 at 03:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. rv slide repair

    I blog quite often and I really appreciate your information. This article has truly peaked my interest. I'm going to book mark your website and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your Feed as well.

    https://www.glorioustronics.com/redirect.php?link=https://ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-repair-near-me-2//

    May 23, 2021 at 03:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. tausAffessy

    tadalafil blood pressure https://tadacipetadalafil.com/ – tadalafil goodrx cialis without a prescription tadalafil online with out prescription https://tadagatadalafil.com/

    May 23, 2021 at 14:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. cyclosporine

    cyclosporine medication cyclosporine pharmacology

    May 23, 2021 at 14:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. RV Countertops Los Angeles

    I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Exceptionally well written!

    https://ad.atdmt.com/c/img?h=https://ocrv.org/rv-repair-shop-newhall-california

    May 23, 2021 at 15:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. RV Dent Repair Orange County

    &gTemplate=default.jsp

    May 23, 2021 at 17:18 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64

Leave a Reply to RV TV Orange County


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.