Why It Matters
Almost 1 in 5 children and more than 1 in 3 adults struggle with obesity.
Nearly 1 in 4 young adults are too heavy to serve in our military.
Consequences Can Last a Lifetime
Children with obesity are more likely to have obesity as adults.
Adults with obesity have higher risk for developing:
Obesity costs the US healthcare system $147 billion a year.
Obesity is Common, Serious, and Costly.
Americans don’t eat healthy enough or get the right amount of physical activity:
Fewer than 1 in 10 children and adults eat the recommend daily amount of vegetables.*
About 1 in 4 youth get enough aerobic physical activity.
Only one-half of adults get enough aerobic physical activity.
Many Americans lack healthy, affordable foods and places to be active.
Only 46% of Americans live within half a mile of a park.
Nearly 30 million Americans live in neighborhoods without easy access to affordable nutritious food.