Even a slight decrease matters in arresting the obesity problem in the United States.
By Lewis W. Diuguid
The Kansas City Star
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows some evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity. Missouri and Kansas are among close to 20 states with a slight drop in obesity for low-income preschool children, The Associated Press reports.
Currently, one in eight preschool children is obese in the U.S. Delines were noted in the examination of 12 million low-income children in 40 states from data collected from 2008 to 2011.
The 2- to 4-year-olds were in the federal Women, Infants and Children program. Obesity numbers in Missouri, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and South Dakota fell at least 1 percentage point.
Those were the biggest losers. The process just has to continue to get the country on a healthier track.