Did Preschool Obesity Really Drop that Much?

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Last February the media widely reported a 43% drop in obesity among U.S. preschoolers. These reports were based on CDC data showing obesity prevalence dropped from 14% in 2003-2004 to 8% in 2010-2012. The sample size was a very small 900, yet the CDC press release highlighted this big change. Even the study authors cautioned these results should be "interpreted with caution." Unfortunately, childhood obesity is still a major problem.

PositiveTip: Influence the children in your life to value healthy choices.