2012 Blue KC Childhood Obesity Report

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City publishes Childhood Obesity Report
In the U.S., 68 percent of adults and 33 percent of youth are currently overweight or obese.
And our home states of Kansas and Missouri are no exception to these statistics.

“Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is putting resources toward recommended strategies and programs to address the childhood obesity epidemic. Our goal is to introduce healthy lifestyle habits early to prevent the troubling consequences facing millions of children and adults today. We are working with a variety of community partners to identify opportunities, like access to safe play areas, nutritious food and treatment, to help obese and overweight children, in order for them to reach their full potential now and in the future.” - Dawnavan Davis, PhD, MS, Director of Health Promotions, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

The Blue KC Childhood Obesity Report increases the visibility of the childhood obesity epidemic throughout the United States while specifically focusing on Kansas City. The research includes national and regional data, as well as statistics based on the population insured by Blue KC.

Please take some time to review the report and pay particular attention to the call-to-action where, for example policy makers, community organizations, school administrators and others can find information about how to join the fight.

Click here to download a copy of the 2012 Blue KC Childhood Obesity Report.

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