HOLMEN, Wis. (WEAU) -- The obesity rate for preschoolers from low income families in Wisconsin isn’t going down.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wisconsin is one of 20 states to have a steady rate.
Thirty-one percent of Wisconsin’s preschoolers in the WIC program which stands Women, Infants and Children are overweight or obese.
The program provides food vouchers and other services.
The director of Children’s Tree House Child Care and Preschool in Holmen said she’s surprised by the findings.
“I would think it would be dropping in Wisconsin, just become people are becoming so aware of obesity and what can happen down the road if you don’t control obesity at an early age,” said Daisha Rand.
Rand said Children’s Tree House is on a USDA food program, which allows them to provide healthy meals for kids.
She also said the kids play outside for at least two hours a day.