New data available
The new Trust for America’s Health State of Obesity report shows that Nebraska has the 15th highest rate of adult obesity and the 23rd highest rate of youth obesity (ages 10-17) in the Nation. This report gives a list of best practice policies linked to promoting healthier kids and adults. Click here to see whether or not Nebraska offers such policies.
Why does policy matter?
A series of policies are recommended within the report to encourage states to provide the most opportunities for residents to be healthy. By using policy to address obesity, states have the potential to acknowledge the conditions and environments that impact the health of its communities on a large scale.