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New Study Examines Trends in Early Childhood Obesity



A new report, Trends in Early Childhood Obesity in a Large Urban School District in the Southwestern United States, 2007–2014, was recently published in Preventing Chronic Disease, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal. 

Studying a diverse, metropolitan school district in the southwestern United States, the study aimed to determine if trends in prevalence of early childhood obesity and severe obesity varied by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and disability status.

Researchers analyzed 43,113 kindergarteners for seven years and found that severe obesity decreased and obesity did not increase in the school district, overall and across all sociodemographic subpopulations for the students.

Read the full study here.