Preschoolers obesity rate drops — Finally some good news in the fight against obesity. The obesity rate in preschoolers on food assistance in the United States has dropped by 13% according to a recent study.
The fight against obesity in the United States has been raging for decades. In recent studies, it was found that nearly 40% of Americans are overweight. People of lower incomes are usually the most affected, including kids who are on food assistance. However, this new report has brought some hope for all.
The report was published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and aims to shed light on the improvement made in recent within that particular group. The CDC had already reported in 2014 a two percentage point improvement to 2010, 14 and 16 percent respectively.
Today, 40% of the American population is considered obese. Fast Foods such as McDonal’s are partly responsible for the rate of obesity. This situation has also been quite expensive for the country since in the United States 27% of health expenditures are related to the consequences of obesity.
Many states such as Florida, Arkansas and Pennsylvania have launched awareness campaigns for parents who are warned by mail about their child’s obesity. School canteens also now favor fruits and vegetables and have decided to remove drinks sweet.