Childhood Obesity Rates Fall
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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.
Marion Nestle points out that obesity rates among other age groups remains steady, but the 43% drop among 2-5yo is very encouraging.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 26, 2014
One big change to nutrition labels @marionnestle hoping for in announcement tomorrow: "Added Sugars"— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 26, 2014
Marion Nestle says when FDA originally designed nutrition labels, there were no good designs -- they chose the "least poorly understood."— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 26, 2014