Today, nearly one-third of children and teens are overweight or obese. Growing evidence suggests that strong, far-reaching changes—those that make healthy foods available in schools and communities and integrate physical activity into people's daily lives—are working to reduce childhood obesity rates. More efforts are needed to implement these types of sweeping changes nationwide and to address health disparities that exist among underserved communities and populations.
Cities and States Report Declining Childhood Obesity Rates
Philadelphia, NYC, Mississippi, and California are fighting the epidemic head on—and seeing real changes.