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Embargoed Until: Tuesday, August 6, 2013, Noon ET
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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report
Obesity among low-income preschoolers declines in many states


After decades of rising rates, there are signs of progress in the fight against childhood obesity.  CDC will discuss state-by-state obesity rates among low-income preschoolers, where progress is being made, and what can be done to continue this progress.


CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
Sam Kass, Executive Director, Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor


Tuesday, August 6 at Noon ET


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A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at


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