Childhood Obesity Rates Fall

Children eat at a federally-funded Head Start Program school, 09/20/12 in Woodbourne, NY. The school provides early education, nutrition & health services to children from low-income families.

New CDC data show a 43% drop in obesity rates among American children age 2 to 5. Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition and public health at NYU and the author of many books, including Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, talks about the trend, plus the new nutrition panel expected from the White House tomorrow.