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CINCINNATI - After decades of childhood obesity being on the rise, several cities across the United States are seeing a decline in rates.
According to new research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, there are two clear leaders in childhood obesity declines.
New York City and Philadelphia are showing significant declines. Both are reporting a decline of about 5 percent.
In an interview with the New York Times, New York City's health commissioner says for 30 years these obesity rates have been bad news.
At the same time, national rates of childhood obesity have leveled off.
Analysts say it's all because of access to fresh food, improved nutrition standards in schools, and more visible calorie information.
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