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Overweight/Obesity

Overweight/Obesity by the Numbers

– In Pierce & St. Croix counties, 28.7% of adults aged 20 self-report that they have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30.0 (obese).

– In Pierce & St. Croix counties, 32.72% of adults aged 18 and older self-report that they have a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 25.0 and 30.0 (overweight).

– In Pierce & St. Croix counties, 22.4% of adults aged 20 and older self-reported no leisure time for activity, based on the question: “During the past month, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercise such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening or walking for exercise?

See the full Overweight/Obesity by the Numbers Report

GOAL: Decrease the percentage of the population that’s overweight or obese.

STRATEGY #1: Increase physical activity through changes to policy, systems, environment and community support.

STRATEGY #2: Decrease food insecurity and improve nutrition through changes to policy, systems, environment and community support.

See how we’re taking action!

Senior Couple Exercising In Park