F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America 2009

F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America 2009

Adult obesity rates rose in twenty-three states over the past year, while for the third consecutive year no state showed a decline in its adult obesity rate, a new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds. According to the report, F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009 (108 pages, PDF), Mississippi had the highest rate of adult obesity (32.5 percent) for the fifth consecutive year, while Colorado continued to have the lowest percentage of obese adults (18.9 percent). The report also found that adult obesity rates exceed 25 percent in thirty-one states, that two-thirds of U.S. adults are now either obese or overweight, and that the percentage of obese or overweight children is at or above 30 percent in thirty states.