Nightly News   |  August 06, 2013

Encouraging news on childhood obesity

Eighteen states reported small but significant declines in obesity among low-income preschool children according to the Centers for Disease Control. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> for a change, some encouraging news, the problem of childhood obesity . between 2008 and 2011 , 18 states reported small but significant declines in obesity among low income preschool children. five states, florida, missouri, new jersey and south dakota had the largest decreases. better diet and greater awareness of the problem.