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The richer kids are getting thinner

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LOS ANGELES — Several years into a campaign to get kids to eat better and exercise more, child obesity rates have appeared to stabilize, and might reverse. But a study published this week in the journal PNAS suggests that among adolescents, the hopeful signs are limited to those from better-educated, more affluent families. Among teenagers from poorer, less well-educated families, obesity has continued to rise.

Nationally, rates of obesity among adolescents ages 12 to 19 did not rise between from…

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