State of Obesity Report: U.S. Obesity Rates at Historic Highs

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The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America is a project of Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation highlighting the latest obesity trends and practices, policies, and programs to help reverse the epidemic.

The 2019 report includes 31 recommendations for policy action by federal, state and local government, across several sectors, designed to improve people’s access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity. The recommendations are grounded in two key principles: the complexity of the obesity crisis requires multi-sector interventions and a systems approach, and, interventions should focus on communities with the highest levels of obesity first as a matter of health equity and because such interventions offer the best opportunity to impact the problem.

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Explore the State of Obesity website, for data interactives, priority policy summaries, stories from the field, and an Oklahoma snapshot of trends and policy actions underway to prevent and reduce obesity.

Share the report and its recommendations with local partners.

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