With the good news out about recent trends in childhood obesity rates in 2-5 year olds, here is a helpful reminder of other age and ethnic groups that still have not seen improvements in rates. A quote from the latest newsletter of Salud America! of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with lots of other great Latino focused national childhood obesity efforts.
“…According to the CDC report, older children made no progress, with nearly 18% of kids ages 6 to 11 remaining obese, as well as 20.5% of kids ages 12 to 19, according to a USA Today report. Adult obesity rates were also the same or higher in some age groups.
And Latino children continue to have a higher rates of obesity/overweight (39.1%) than all kids (31.8%), according to recent data.”