Poor children show a decline in obesity rate

by Sabrina Tavernise

In Baltimore, a class of 5-year-olds at Union Baptist Harvey Johnson Head Start jump during a motion break. Union Baptist makes a point of promoting health. Photo: Jessica Kourkounis/New York Times

After years of growing concern about obesity among children, federal researchers have found the clearest evidence yet that the epidemic may be turning a corner in young children from low-income families.