An interesting brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation discussing the new childhood obesity rates in the United States. Click HERE for the origianl report.
In recent years, the national childhood obesity rate has leveled off. However, some cities and states have reported modest declines in their rates, following peaks in the early 2000s.
- Several cities and states throughout the country have recently reported declines in their childhood obesity rates.
- The places that are reporting declines are those that are taking comprehensive action to address the childhood obesity epidemic.
- Despite signs of progress, socioeconomic, geographic, and racial and ethnic disparities in obesity rates are persisting in many places.