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CDC: Fewer young children in WIC have obesity, overweight

The obesity rate of youths ages 2 to 4 in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children declined from 15.9% in 2010 to 13.9% in 2016, while combined rates of obesity and overweight decreased from 32.5% to 29.1% during the same period, according to a CDC study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers suggested that the decline in pediatric adiposity prevalence may be due to WIC program changes, as well as national, statewide and local initiatives.

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