A new study by the CDC shows that the obesity rates for preschool-aged children in Los Angeles have risen over the past nine years. Meanwhile, the same figure has decreased for New York City. According to the study, low income toddlers in NYC have seen a 3 percent drop in obesity rates, similar to many other large U.S. cities.
During the period of research, obesity rates for L.A. children have risen by 4 percent, a number that's above average for the U.S. However, the rate reached its peak in 2009 and has steadily dropped off since then. The study examined families who were part of the WIC program, which assists mothers with nutrition education, health care and supplemental foods.
According to the Huffington Post, WIC programs began earlier in New York than they did in L.A.
[via The Huffington Post]