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Obesity

Obesity affects over 93.3 million Americans. Nearly 32% of Pennsylvanians are considered obese and our state ranks 24th in highest obesity rates of all the U.S. states. Obesity is a major contributor to chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

Local Resources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • ChooseMyPlate
    MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image - a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate, in your cup, or in your bowl.
  • MayoClinic
    Obesity is a complex disorder involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It increases your risk of diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health
    The Department's mission is to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality health care for all Commonwealth citizens.
  • The State of Obesity
    Highlights from major national surveys that provide insight about rates and trends across racial and ethnic populations and by age groups and gender.
  • Transforming Health
    Maintaining health in the first place, through individual and collective action. It's a look at the rapidly approaching future of health in America and in Central Pennsylvania, through Transforming Health.

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