Obesity and Obesity Prevention
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Obesity in children and adults is a leading health concern
for Mississippi. Obesity contributes to the major chronic disease killers in the state: heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
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Last reviewed on Aug 1, 2017
Obesity and Mississippi Students
2008/2009 summary from the CDC
The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation
Includes recommendations on nutrition and physical activity, school wellness policies, child care, improving access to fruits and vegetables, reducing junk food marketing to children, and supporting walking and biking infrastructure.
Childhood Obesity in Mississippi 2009
Find Your Healthy Weight
Body Mass Index (BMI) Chart