Missouri sees decline in preschool obesity rate - KMOV.com

Missouri sees decline in preschool obesity rate

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(KMOV.com) -- For 30 years, obesity rates among preschoolers have increased.

A new report shows that is changing in Missouri. It’s one of 19 states that showed a decline of one percent in overweight preschoolers from 2008 to 2011.

21 states remained the same for the first time in three decades.

Three states, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Colorado saw a slight increase.

The first lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign  is excited by that news.

Sam kass/executive director, let’s move

“This is by far the broadest set of declines we’ve seen and there’s a real positive sign we’re making a difference,” said Sam Kass, executive director of the campaign.

The CDC says the best way for all citiznes to maintain a healthy weight is to eat breakfast.


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