Good Job Young Parents! Children Age 2-5 Are 43% Less Obese Than 10 Years Ago

On Tuesday, federal health authorities reported that there has been a 43% decline in the obesity rate for children from the ages of 2-5 over the past decade.

This news is particular encouraging because research has shown that obesity takes hold early: kids who are overweight between the ages of 3-5 are five times more likely to be overweight as adults.

The survey reported that only about 8% of children 3-5 years old were obese in 2012, compared to 14% in 2004

Cynthia L. Ogden, a researcher for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the lead author of the report said,

“This is the first time we’ve seen any indication of any significant decrease in any group. It was exciting.”

So to all you young parents out there this is from me:

Read the full story from the New York Times here.

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