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The Impact of Obesity in Wisconsin

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Wisconsin Digital Archives

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine predicted that within 10 years more than half of all Americans will be obese and 1 in 4 will be considered severely obese. The Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program at the Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services provides an analysis on their website of how people in Wisconsin compare with national overweight and obesity rates. Overall Wisconsin statistics are consistent with nation averages and show 64% as either overweight or obese.

The Wisconsin Digital Archives provides access to information about obesity in Wisconsin. Here are a few examples of what is available:

For more information and resources provided by the Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program, visit their webpage.

Blog post written by: Abby Swanton, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning


For questions about this information, contact Abby Swanton (608) 224-6174

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