Child Obesity

The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living is developing a series of reports, Healthy Children, Healthy State, to raise awareness of child health risk factors in order to develop new programs and actions, and to build on current initiatives in Texas. The Child Obesity Crisis in Texas report is the first of the Healthy Children, Healthy State series.

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Texas has the 7th highest youth obesity rate and the 14th highest adult obesity rate in the US. We must do more to combat obesity in Texas. Learn more at go.uth.edu/TexasChildHealth #HealthyChildrenHealthyState

Childhood obesity is risky! Youth with obesity have increased lifetime risk for a myriad of health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression. We must do more to combat obesity in Texas. Learn more at go.uth.edu/TexasChildHealth #HealthyChildrenHealthyState

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In Texas, Hispanic and African American children have nearly twice the rate of obesity compared to non-Hispanic white children. We must do more to combat obesity in Texas. Learn more at go.uth.edu/TexasChildHealth

Childhood obesity is costly! Youth with obesity have extra lifetime medical costs and poorer educational outcomes. We must do more to combat obesity in Texas. Learn more at go.uth.edu/TexasChildHealth