Report Shows It’s Time To Change The Picture Of Obesity


September 2, 2017
by Bruce Y. Lee

What’s the one picture that jumps into your mind when you think of someone struggling with obesity? Well, whatever you thought of is probably wrong. No, I can’t read your mind…yet. Rather, as the recently-released 14th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) showed, roughly one in three Americans struggle with obesity. Therefore, unless a third of the people around you look exactly the same (if they do, you aren’t paying enough attention to them), the “picture of obesity” is a lot more diverse and complex than is often portrayed.

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