Updated at 5:30 p.m. to adjust y-axis units on graph and to add second map.
It's not a big change, but it's at least in the right direction.
According to a new report released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of obesity among low-income preschoolers (ages 2-4) declined by at least one percentage point over the period from 2008 to 20011 in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Childhood obesity is an epidemic which has tripled in the last three decades. Host Don Marsh talks with experts about the disease and ways to prevent it. Host Don Marsh talks with Amy Moore, a nutrition and dietetics instructor at Saint Louis University and Nancy Lieberman, President and Founder of GO! St. Louis.
Go! St. Louis is a local nonprofit organization which encourages individuals and families in the St. Louis region to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle year round.
The St. Louis school district could be a year away from regaining partial accreditation. Missouri's Annual Performance Reports, or MAP scores, have been released today. They show that St. Louis city schools have met seven standards, including one academic standard.
Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says they're looking for sustained improvement over time.