Fighting to End Childhood Obesity: A Cross‐State Family Impact Analysis

Danielle Piggott, Katie L Reck

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Childhood obesity is a mounting issue of epidemic proportion experienced worldwide. Evidence demonstrating negative health impacts for these children is abundant. Additionally scholars and policymakers are concerned with the economic strain obesity places on the U.S. healthcare system and taxpayers. Currently, childhood obesity policies vary greatly across the U.S. with little opportunity for cross state examination. This study conducts a three state comparison and family impact analysis of childhood obesity policies established from 2001 to 2011. Findings provide insight into current policies among states with the best and most improved rates of childhood obesity nationally.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Apr 20 2016
EventSCREE - Mt. Pleasant, MI
Duration: Apr 20 2016Apr 20 2016




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