A Hopeful Sign in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity


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.


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