Evidence of national decline in childhood obesity
Updated: Tuesday, August 6 2013, 11:21 PM EDT
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Health officials say they have seen the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity.
In a report released Tuesday, 18 states saw slight drops in obesity rates.
Only 3 states saw their rates increase.
The report is based on the heights and weights of children in a federal food program.
Nationwide, about 12 percent of boys and girls are obese.