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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced that, for the first time in decades, the rate of childhood obesity is down slightly. The rate of obesity in low-income preschoolers was lower in 18 states.

This is fantastic news, but one year is not a trend and we shouldn’t take our eyes off the ball quite yet. Childhood obesity is still at epidemic levels in many states. Some states report childhood obesity still affects more than 1 in 6 children, and studies continue to show that suffering from childhood obesity significantly raises the probability of continuing adult obesity.

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