Some Cities and States See a Reversal in Childbood Obesity

According to an article dated October 24, 2012 in USA Today by Nanci Hellmich, due to nutritional changes adapted in a number of schools, childhood obesity has seen a slight reversal in several cities and states, namely: California, Mississippi, New York City, Philadelphia, Anchorage and El Paso, according to two groups that have recently issued a report on this subject. The past thirty years had seen increasing rates of childhood obesity and finally, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which goal is to reduce childhood obesity, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest based in Washington D.C. both came to the conclusion that the reversal of obesity in children is due to the effort that schools are making to address the obesity problem. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture was directed by law to improve the standards of all food served in schools which affected approximately 53 million children.
However, parents need to be accountable too and can’t leave all of the responsibility of their children’s health to the government or the schools. Setting a good example at home by serving food that’s nutritious will, no doubt, have a positive effect on their children’s health.