Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Vermont and across the United Sates. Obesity affects a quarter of Vermont adults and 1 in 8 Vermont youth in grades 9 to 12. Additionally, a third of Vermont adults and 1 in 7 Vermont youth in grades 9 to 12 are overweight and at risk of becoming obese. Learn about individual risk and how the Health Department is helping individuals prevent obesity through promotion of physical activity and good nutrition.
State Public Health Actions 1305 is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) approach for states to reduce obesity in a coordinated fashion and through improving delivery and use of clinical and preventive services and in improving connections between clinical and community programs that support prevention and self-management of chronic conditions as well as increasing opportunities for physical activity and a healthy diet. Vermont is funded by the CDC under this grant.
Following the long history of improving health among Vermonters, the Health Department has set goals for the improvement of obesity. See how well we are meeting our weight status goals through our Healthy Vermonters 2020 Scorecard and Maps & Trends.
Obesity Surveillance Reports
- Worksite Wellness: Chronic Disease, 2016
- Screen Time among High Schoolers, 2016
- Adult Perception of Weight, 2015
- Adult Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption, 2015
- Worksite Wellness, 2015
- Adult Obesity, 2015
- Adolescent Obesity - Demographics and Maternal Education Level, 2014
- Adolescent Obesity - Personal Safety and Substance Use, 2014
- Adolescent Obesity - Physical Activity and Nutrition, 2014
- Youth Heart Health, 2013
- Youth Obesity, 2011
- Screen Time among High Schoolers, 2010