Today, two-thirds of U.S. adults
and nearly one in three
children struggle because they are overweight or have obesity. The
effects of the nation’s obesity epidemic are immense: taxpayers,
businesses, communities and individuals spend hundreds of billions of
each year due to obesity, including nearly $200 billion in medical
costs. Obesity is the reason that the current generation of youth is
predicted to live a shorter life than their parents. Much can be done
reverse the epidemic, yet important opportunities to tackle obesity at
national policy level -- including changes that enable more Americans to
healthy and be active, as well as those that provide appropriate medical
treatment for patients -- have gone largely unmet. The Campaign works
fill this gap. By bringing together leaders from across industry,
academia and public health with policymakers and their advisors, the
provides the information and guidance that decision-makers need to make
changes that will reverse one of the nation’s costliest and most
Five steps you can take to help reverse the obesity epidemic.
2. Know your BMI (body mass index). Like blood pressure, BMI is a vital sign -- the simplest, clearest measurement of healthy weight. Use tools from the National Institutes of Health to track your BMI and talk to your doctor about your results.
4.Get Involved. Our email alerts let you know about important policies to help America get on track to a healthy weight. We’ll give you simple tools to help you promote a healthier America. You can also contact us directly.
5. Support the Campaign to End Obesity. Our work is made possible through your tax-deductible contributions. Help us advance America’s journey to healthy weight.