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Minnesota Sees Obesity Drop In Low-Income Children

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – According to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control, Minnesota is one of 18 states that is seeing a sharp drop in obesity among low-income children.

Health officials said the state’s obesity rate dropped from 13.4 percent to 12.6 percent over the last few years. The figure may not seem like a lot, but a near one percent drop is one of the sharpest across the country.

State health officials said they credit partnering with schools and daycares to provide healthier meals to kids. They also credit pushing new mothers to breast feed, which studies have shown can improve a child’s health in the early developmental stages.

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