State of Obesity 2023: Better Policies for a Healthier America
This 2023 version is the 20th annual report on the antecedents and rates of obesity in the U.S. as well as policy solutions. Since TFAH first published the State of Obesity report in 2004, rates of adult and child and adolescent obesity are up sharply, particularly in communities experiencing barriers to healthy eating and few opportunities for physical activity.
State of Obesity 2022: Better Policies for a Healthier America
Trust for America’s Health’s (TFAH) 19th annual report on the nation’s obesity crisis found that 19 states have obesity rates over 35 percent, up from 16 states in 2021, and that social and economic factors are key drivers of increasing obesity rates. The report includes data by race, age, and state of residence and recommendations for policy action.
State of Obesity 2021: Better Policies for a Healthier America
Trust for America’s Health’s (TFAH) 18th annual report on the nation’s obesity crisis found that sixteen states have adult obesity rates at 35 percent or higher, up from 12 states in 2019 and that social and economic factors linked to obesity were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The State of Obesity 2020: Better Policies for a Healthier America
The U.S. adult obesity rate tops 40 percent; highest ever recorded. COVID-19 related food insecurity puts more Americans at risk for obesity or worsening obesity.
U.S. Obesity Rates Reach Historic Highs – Racial, Ethnic, Gender and Geographic Disparities Continue to Persist
Report calls for sugary drink taxes, expanded SNAP and WIC Nutrition support programs and a built environment that encourages physical activity to help address health crisis.
The State of Obesity 2018: Better Policies for a Healthier America
Each year, the "State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America" report highlights the latest obesity trends as well as strategies, policies, programs, and practices that can reverse the epidemic. The report also details the level of commitment necessary to effectively fight obesity on a large scale and includes key recommendations for specific actions. This is the 15th annual State of Obesity report by TFAH and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The State of Obesity 2017: Better Policies for a Healthier America
State of Obesity is the 14th annual report by TFAH and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This edition, summarizing national and state level obesity trends, finds adult obesity rates are showing signs of leveling off—but progress could be eroded if programs are cut and policies are weakened.
Special Issue Brief: Obesity Rates Among WIC Children
This special brief includes an analysis and discussion of obesity rates among young children enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).