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.