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Nutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity Data & Statistics

This page provides data about youth dietary and physical activity behaviors and about school policies and practices to encourage healthy eating, and physical activity, and prevent obesity. These data are collected through surveillance systems administered by CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors health-risk behaviors among adolescents and young adults.

Youth Online: YRBSS Interactive Data 2013 — Dietary Intake, Obesity, and Weight Control
 
Youth Online: YRBSS Interactive Data 2013 — Physical Activity

Fact Sheets

Obese Youth Over Time: Selected U.S. States


School Health Policies and Practices Study

The School Health Policies and Practices Study is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels.

Fact Sheets


School Health Profiles

School Health Profiles is a system of biennial surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments.

Fact Sheets

  • Chronic Disease Prevention
    School health policies and practices regarding physical education, physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco-use prevention, by state, territory, and large urban school district
  • Obesity, Dietary Behavior, & Physical Activity
    Fact sheet series on youth dietary and physical activity behaviors, youth obesity, and school policies and practices to address them


National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Study

 

 
 
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