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Obesity

a young boy holding an apple

Children eating more fruit, but fruit and vegetable intake still too low

Children in the U.S. ate 67% more whole fruit from 2003-2010, but the amount of vegetables they ate remained unchanged, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also, from 2003-2010, children drank less juice, making whole fruit the main contributor of fruit to children’s diets, as recommended by experts.

August 7, 2014

chart depicting childhood obesity rates among low-income preschoolers beginning to decline

Obesity Declines Among Low-Income Preschoolers

Nineteen states and territories reported decreases in obesity among low-income preschoolers. Twenty states and Puerto Rico held steady at their current rate, and obesity increased slightly in three states.

January 8, 2014

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