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Childhood Obesity Rates Drop in New York City, Los Angeles: Study
Date:1/17/2013

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Both New York City and Los Angeles are beginning to see real declines in childhood obesity rates, with policies initiated earlier in New York giving that city an edge, a new study shows.

"In New York City, the prevalence of obesity appeared to have peaked around 2003-2004, whereas in Los Angeles it appeared to have leveled off around 2008-2009 and started to decline in 2010-2011," said study author Jackson Sekhobo, director of research and evaluation in the division of nutrition at the New York State Department of Health.

Los Angeles trailed New York City in making strides against childhood obesity largely because New York unveiled a government program that promoted healthy behaviors among low-income kids sooner, Sekhobo said.

"The New York State WIC [Women, Infants and Children] program was among the first programs to bring attention to the growing epidemic of child obesity in the mid-1990s," he explained.

As part of the program, health officials began promoting nutrition messages in a citywide initiative called "Eat Well Play Hard," Sekhobo said. Messages focused on drinking low-fat milk, "which was innovative at the time," he noted.

The program also promoted eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising, along with aggressively supporting breast-feeding and limiting television viewing for young children, he said.

"New York City has been experiencing declines for several years, while Los Angeles has just peaked," Sekhobo noted. "There are other cities where the problem of childhood obesity is still growing."

Sekhobo said similar initiatives are spreading across the country.

"These efforts should be sustained, but change does take time," he said. "This is not something that can be done overnight."

One expert agreed.

"These findings suggest that ongoing education, support and approaches tha
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