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Obesity rates remain very high, putting Americans at risk for a range of health problems and adding a major burden to national healthcare costs. And, if we don’t act now, this generation of children may be the first in U.S. history to live sicker and die younger than their parents. Latino adult obesity rates have gone up by 10 percentage points since 2002- The State of Obesity a project for the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
September is Childhood Obesity Awareness month, check out the most recent statistics on childhood obesity in our state and across the nation. The State of Obesity report, shares our progress toward reducing childhood obesity, and the work that lies ahead of us to ensure our kids are growing up healthy and strong.
Read the full report: http://www.stateofobesity.org