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Low-income childhood obesity on decline in Wyoming

Posted November 25

— New data show a declining rate of childhood obesity among low-income families in Wyoming.

Wyoming now has the nation's third-lowest childhood obesity rate for low-income kids.

Wyoming Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/2gkEe6C ) childhood obesity rates among low-income families dropped from almost 11.8 percent in 2010 to 9.9 percent in 2014.

The numbers come from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of children ages 2-4 whose families get financial help from WIC, the Women, Infants and Children Program.

Thirty other states also saw a decline but children from low-income families remain more likely to be obese than children whose families are better off.

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