The State of Obesity

The State of Obesity
The State of Obesity

The State of Obesity

The State of Obesity report, an annual study on obesity rates in the U.S. from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was released in early September. Data shows a 29.4% rate of adult obesity here in Illinois which would rank our state as the 25th most obese in the nation while Indiana was ranked at #8. We take a look at trends in adult and adolescent obesity and examine the government’s role in curbing obesity rates in America. WBEZ’s Monica Eng, Dietitian Andy Bellatti, and the USDA’s Kevin Concannon, weigh in on the issue. Photo: Flickr/FaceMePLS