It has a long way to go, but new reports show that West Virginia is starting to turn around the epidemic of childhood obesity.
More than 27 percent of the state's fifth-graders were considered obese in 2011. But at a recent Voices for Health Kids Conference, officials say that's down from 8.6 percent since 2005.
That makes West Virginia one of only five states showing a reversal.
Though the rates are still high in West Virginia, some say any improvements are worth celebrating.