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South Dakota's Response to Obesity

South Dakota's Response to Obesity

  • Encouraging Trail Usage promotes local trails and at the same time encourage their use and increase physical activity.

  • Healthy Concessions at Youth Sporting Eventsis discussed in the Healthy South Dakota Concessions Model Policy guidebook. The guidebook addresses strategies for using pricing, point of purchase information, and product placement/attractiveness to promote healthier options.

  • “Munch Code! Colors to Live By” media campaign emphasizes a green, yellow and red labeling approach for foods and beverages offered, as well as recommendations for proportions for each category to make available.

State Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Profile

Download State Profile [PDF – 1.6MB]

Adult Overweight and Obesity

Among South Dakota's adults age 18 and over 1

  • 63.6% were overweight, with a Body Mass Index of 25 or greater
  • 27.2% were obese, with a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater

Adolescent Overweight and Obesity

Among South Dakota's adolescents in grades 9 through 12 2

  • 13.5% were overweight (≥ 85th and < 95th percentiles for BMI by age and sex)
  • 11.0% were obese (≥95th percentile BMI by age and sex)

Child Overweight and Obesity

Among South Dakota's children aged 2 years to less than 5 years 3

  • 16.8% were overweight (85th to < 95th percentile BMI-for-Age)
  • 14.1% were obese (≥ 95th percentile BMI-for-Age)

For more detailed data on rates of fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity and breastfeeding, please see South Dakota’s State Profile [PDF – 1.6MB].

References

  1. CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Prevalence and Trend Data – Overweight and Obesity, U.S. Obesity Trends, Trends by State 2010. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/
  2. CDC, Division of Adolescent and School Health. The 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm
  3. CDC, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. 2010 Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/pednss/pednss_tables/
    tables_health_indicators.htm

 
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