Obesity In Children 2-5 Years Old Down 43 Percent Since '04
A CDC report says the rate of obesity in preschool-aged children dropped by nearly half over the past decade.By Laura Heck | February 25, 2014
The CDC has an excellent present for Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign during the program's fourth anniversary: a new report that says childhood obesity is declining for younger kids — by a lot.
The New York Times calls the decline "stunning," and here's why: for children ages 2 to 5, the rate of obesity has dropped from 14 percent in 2004 to about 8 percent in 2012. That's a drop of 43 percent in childhood obesity.
This is important because children between ages 3 and 5 are five times more likely to be overweight than adults. Still, one in three children of all ages are considered overweight. (Via CNN)