Children’s Food Environment

State Licensing Scorecards 2020
Insight into how well state child care licensing regulations support science-based, healthy eating and physical activity standards.

Children’s Food Environment State Indicator Report pdf icon[PDF-761KB] 2011
Selected behaviors, environments, and policies that affect childhood obesity through support of healthy eating.

CDC Vital Signs

Cancer and Obesity October 2017
Overweight and obesity are associated with at least 13 different types of cancer.

Progress on Childhood Obesity August 2013
Many states show declines, but there is more work to be done to continue the downward trend.

Adult Obesity August 2010
In 2009, about 2.4 million more adults were obese than in 2007. More efforts are needed, and new federal initiatives are helping to change our communities into places that strongly support healthy eating and active living.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWRs)


US Adult Obesity Prevalence 2019
Maps for 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 US territories show self-reported adult obesity prevalence by race, ethnicity, and location.

Obesity Among WIC-Enrolled Young Children 2019
Obesity among children in low-income families served by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Surgeon General’s Call to Action

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesityexternal icon 2001
Both the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity and their associated health problems are important public health goals.

Related Reports

Nutrition, including fruit and vegetable consumption and food environments
Physical activity

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