The rate of US youths ages 2 to 19 who had intermediate diets increased from 23% in 1999 to 44% in 2016, while the rate of those with poor diets dropped from 77% to 56% during the same period, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers also found poor diets among 65% of youths in the lowest-income households, compared with 47% of those in the highest-income households.
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