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.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors health-risk behaviors among adolescents and young adults.
Youth Online: YRBSS Interactive Data 2015 — Dietary Intake, Obesity, and Weight Control
Youth Online: YRBSS Interactive Data 2015 — Physical Activity
Obese Youth Over Time: Selected U.S. States
- The Obesity Epidemic and United States Students Cdc-pdf[PDF – 156 KB]
- Trends in the Prevalence of Obesity, Dietary Behaviors, and Weight Control Practices, National YRBS: 1991-2013 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 158 KB]
Trends in the Prevalence of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors, National YRBS: 1991-2013 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 123 KB]
Fact sheet series on youth dietary and physical activity behaviors, youth obesity, and school policies and practices to address them
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.
National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Study (NYPANS)
A school-based study conducted in 2010 to provide nationally representative data on behaviors related to nutrition and physical activity among high school students
NYPANS: Summary of Key Findings
Describes findings from study on physical activity and beverage consumption among high school students