April 30, 2014

If You Don’t Count Obesity

1 US Making Progress Toward 2020 Health Goals

In 2010 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created a Healthy People 2020 initiative, composed of 26 public health and nutrition goals for the American people to meet by the year 2020. The Department just released a report on the citizenry’s progress toward those goals after three years, and while the nation is on track to meet or has already met 14 of them, the results in the area of weight control are mixed. On the upside, 20.6 percent of us now get the suggested 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week, a fairly modest number but already above the stated 2020 goal of 20.1 percent. Less positive is the 35.3 percent of American adults who are obese, a statistic unchanged since 2010 and not even close to the 2020 goal of 30.5 percent.

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Tags: Department of Health and Human Services, Healthy People 2020, National Health and Nutrition Goals, U.S. Exercise Trends

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