Obesity rates for young children from low-income families in Washington, Minnesota and many other states in the U.S. slipped during the four-year period ending 2014, stats released by the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Department of Agriculture (DoA) showed.

Minnesota’s rate of obesity rate among kids in the age group of 2 to 4 years from low-income families participating in the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program slipped from 12.7 per cent in 2010 to 12.3 per cent in 2014.

Washington’s obesity rate for young kids decreased from 14.9 per cent in 2010to 13.6 per cent in 2014. This state ranked 30th among the fifty states and the District of Columbia.

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