Skip to Content

State of Obesity Updates Resources on Signs of Progress

Around the United States, some communities are seeing positive results from comprehensive efforts to have children reach a healthy weight.


In recent years, some cities, counties, and states have started to see their childhood obesity rates go down. Places reporting declines have implemented a wide range of strategies to make healthy foods available and encourage physical activity in schools and communities. In this collection, we share these communities' unique approaches. While no single local strategy is directly linked with declining childhood obesity rates, the collective effect of their far-reaching changes may be helping to support healthier environments so kids and families can make healthier choices.

View the progress reports and download the overview here.