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Obesity Rates for Young Children in Nutrition Program Drop in 31 States

November 17, 2016
by Mary Caffrey
American Journal of Managed Care

Data for children ages 2 to 4 enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) from 2010 to 2014 were released with the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, jointly with the US Department of Agriculture. A separate report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation highlighted efforts by individual states to combat childhood obesity by promoting good nutrition in day care centers, encouraging more physical activity, promoting breastfeeding, and reducing screen time. - See more at: http://www.ajmc.com/focus-of-the-week/1116/obesity-rates-for-young-children-in-nutrition-program-drop-in-31-states#sthash.124conZi.dpuf

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