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Scales tip for kids’ obesity: Health experts hopeful as rates among preschoolers finally show a decline

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ATLANTA — For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity.

In 18 states, including Washington, there were at least slight drops in obesity for low-income preschoolers, health officials said Tuesday.

“I’m hoping it’s a trend. We’re really trying hard,” said Laurie Riegert, a nutritionist for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program at Chelan Douglas…

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