Childhood obesity data in North Texas

Obesity

 

Six-county profile

Obesity sign in grass Childhood obesity is a growing problem in our country. In our own six-county region, we see that nearly 31 percent of children are "overweight" or "obese" and nearly 33 percent of 2-year-olds are already "overweight" or "obese."

We learned that 15 percent of our children do not eat healthy meals. Additionally, only 36% get 30 minutes of physical activity 7 days a week.

Special reports:

Coalitions focusing on obesity:

If you are interested in getting involved in what’s going on in your county, please email: childhoodobesityprevention@cookchildrens.org

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