Oct. 13, 2013,
It’s important for all children to get a regular amount of physical activity each day. Sometimes, the amount they get is affected by factors at preschool.
A recent study identified nine factors that affected how much physical activity preschoolers got.
Boys were more active than girls, and rainy days decreased their activity levels.
The placement of the preschool on the playground and the time children spent at preschool in the afternoon also influenced their physical activity levels. Continue reading
Aug. 6, 2013,
The Washington Post
By Lena H. Sun
After decades of rising, obesity rates among low-income U.S. preschoolers declined broadly from 2008-2011, according to a federal report released Aug. 6 that offered the first glimpse of good news for children considered among the most vulnerable to the disease’s health risks.
While other, smaller studies have cited drops among school-age children, the data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) represent by far the largest and most comprehensive report of declining obesity rates in poor children, officials said. Continue reading
After decades of rising rates, there are signs of progress in the fight against childhood obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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.
Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, CDC
Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Noon ET
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A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site www.cdc.gov/media.