Prevalence of childhood obesity is high in the United States, especially among children from lower-income families.1 Among children aged 2 through 4 years enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), obesity prevalence increased between 2000 and 2010 but declined through 2014.2 The decline was statistically significant among all racial/ethnic groups and in 34 of 56 state WIC agencies. The present study examines trends in overweight and obesity by age, sex, and race/ethnicity using WIC data from 2010 to 2016.
Pan L, Freedman DS, Park S, Galuska DA, Potter A, Blanck HM. Changes in Obesity Among US Children Aged 2 Through 4 Years Enrolled in WIC During 2010-2016. JAMA. 2019;321(23):2364–2366. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.5051
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