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Winnable Battles: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Carrying Bag Filled with Healthful FoodsOverarching Goal

Support all Americans in achieving a healthy weight by making nutritious foods and physical activity the easy, attractive and affordable choice

Key Actions

Targets

IndicatorBaseline2015 Target
The prevalence of obesity among U.S. children and adolescents aged 2–1916.2% (2005-2008)15.4%
(5% reduction)
The proportion of infants who are breastfed at 6 months43.5% (2006)50%
(15% increase)

Trends

Trends in the prevalence of obesity among U.S. children and adolecents aged 2-19, 2006-2010

Trends in the propoportion of infants who are breastfed at 6 months, 2005-2008

Relevant Healthy People Objectives

NWS 8Increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight
2020 Target: 33.9%
Baseline: 30.8% (2005–08)
NWS 9Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese
2020 Target: 30.6%
Baseline: 34.0% (2005–08)
NWS 10.4Reduce the proportion of children aged 2 to 19 years who are considered obese
2020 Target: 14.6%
Baseline: 16.2% (2005–08)
NWS 17.2Reduce consumption of calories from added sugars
2020 Target: 10.8%
Baseline: 15.7%(2001–04)
NWS 19Reduce consumption of sodium in the population aged 2 years and older
2020 Target: 2,300 mg
Baseline: 3,641 mg (2003-06)
PA 1Reduce the proportion of adults who engage in no leisure-time physical activity
2020 Target: 32.6%
Baseline: 36.2% (2008)
PA 3.1Increase the proportion of adolescents who meet current Federal physical activity guidelines
2020 Target: 20.2%
Baseline: 18.4% (2009)
MICH 21.2Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed at 6 months
2020 Target: 60.6%
Baseline: 43.5% (2007-09)
 
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