by Kurt Metzger, Director
Twelve states currently have an adult obesity rate above 30 percent, according to a new analysis released by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) earlier this week (8/14/12). The analysis used the state obesity rates released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and [Read on...]
We are always hearing that trends start on the coasts and head inland. Luckily Michigan and other Midwest states don’t always follow those trends – particularly the ones that get their start in California (although we might want to follow California’s winning ways in sports).
The latest trend comes from San Francisco where the city’s [Read on...]
First Lady Michelle Obama targets childhood obesity
I’m a data guru, not a diet expert. But since First Lady Michelle Obama launched her “Let’s Move” initiative to address childhood obesity, I decided to see what the numbers have to say about America’s fitness. I looked into my crystal ball, which, for us data [Read on...]