The State of Childhood Obesity Report Released

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released new data from their State of Childhood Obesity report that finds policies today are failing our children. The latest report dives into the latest childhood obesity rates and trends, discusses how food insecurity, structural racism, and COVID-19 have contributed to rising rates of obesity, and shares evidence-based recommendations and policy solutions for protecting children’s health.

Another resource, Reducing Childhood Obesity Now May Help in the Next Pandemic, suggests that obesity leads to a greater risk of becoming severely ill from diseases such as COVID-19 and asks how we can address health disparities that contribute to obesity to protect our children from future public health crises.