Childhood obesity rates show signs of improvement

10:25 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Childhood obesity rates show signs of improvement

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Obesity rates among children have been on the rise for nearly 30 years. Today, almost a third of children are either overweight or obese. A change in the nutritional value of food served at schools seems to be reversing this trend, though. To learn about the impact this change has had on children across the country, read the article below.
Some cities and states are trying to make their schools and communities healthier to reduce childhood obesity. Story Highlights About a third of kids and teens are overweight or obese Cities and states have taken action to curb childhood obesity Lower obesity rates may be due to healthier foods in vending machines About one-third of American kids are overweight or obese, according to government data.