Healthy Kids First: What Does it Take to Change?
By Mandy Curry on August 03, 2012 from Healthy Kids First
- According to 2007 NSCH data (National Survey of Children’s Health), 18.9% of children ages 10 through 17 in WV were obese vs. the national average of 16.4%
- In a 2008-09 evaluation performed by the WV Healthy Lifestyles Act, 18.5% of children in kindergarten were found to be obese, compared with 22% of second graders, and 29.6% of fifth graders.
- In 2009, the YRBSS (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System) reported that 20.3% of male high school students in WV were obese.