The CDC confirms Michelle Obama’s childhood obesity crisis is a myth

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Feb 18, 2006
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    A decade-long drumbeat of bad news about childhood obesity is now officially wrong. Michelle Obama is wrong, too. America is not in the grip of a childhood obesity epidemic and, consequently, the First Lady’s much-ballyhooed anti-obesity strategy is redundant, at best.

    According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in Wednesday’s edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the obesity rate among pre-school American children plummeted 43 percent over the past 10 years. Only 8 percent of 2- to 5-year-olds were obese in 2011-2012, down from 14 percent in 2003-2004.

    Such good news is a veritable shock to anti-obesity campaigners, but it should not be. Despite being based upon the deeply flawed Body Mass Index height-weight ratio, official statistics have shown for some time that the child obesity ‘epidemic’ had leveled off.

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  2. go2church

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    Funny, the government is saying the government emphasis is a waste of time and money. Funny that is if not for the sad waste of time and money this has been.

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