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Child/Teen Obesity Rate Bad, Not Worse

Child Obesity Plateaus: 11% of Kids Heaviest of Heavy; 32% Still Overweight

Child Obesity: Good News to Come? continued...

"This is where you want your kids to be. You want them to take better charge of their health," she says. "So when kids educate their parents, the kids have the opportunity to embrace the message themselves. I don't want them to make changes because I told them to. I want them to make changes based on their own ability to decide."

Have America's children made enough of these decisions to turn the tide of the child obesity epidemic? We may know in a year or so. Ogden's team already is crunching the next set of numbers.

The CDC report appears in the May 28 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.


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