Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 6:47 am
A fresh analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the tide may be turning on the childhood obesity front.
After decades of steady increases, 19 states and U.S. territories saw small decreases in their rates of obesity among low-income preschoolers. And another 20 states held steady at current rates.
A CDC map shows several Southern states — including Florida, Georgia and Mississippi — that are part of the downward trend.