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Obesity rates decline among WIC children in N.H.

In New Hampshire, the rate of children in the WIC program who were obese declined to 14.2 percent in 2010, down from 15.6 percent in 2003. Rates of overweight also decreased to 17.1 percent in 2010, down from 19.4 percent in 2003. Obesity is defined as BMI-for-age equal to or greater than the 95th percentile, and overweight is defined as BMI-for-age between the 85th to 95th percentiles.

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