Obesity resources

 
America's Health Rankings
Check the health ranking of all states in various health categories, including obesity, smoking and even insufficient sleep. 
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention obesity prevalence maps 
A breakdown of each state's obesity percentage overall, as well as by race/ethnicity
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Overweight and obesity 
More information on the condition and strategies for individuals, families and communities to combat obesity 
 
Colorado Health Foundation
Engages in grant making, public policy, evaluation, private sector engagement and communications outreach in areas of healthy living and access to health care
 
Farm to School 
Connecting local healthy food producers and schools
 
Hunger Free Colorado
Access to nutritious food across the life span
 
Private, nonprofit institution that provides independent, objective analysis and advice.
 
LiveWell Colorado
Dedicated to obesity prevention through healthy living initiatives aimed at individuals, families, communities and institutions
 
MyPlate
ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets.
 
National Institutes of Health
Division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers resources on obesity and prevention initiatives
 
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Working to address the most pressing health issues facing America, in an effort to promote a national culture of health
 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP offers nutrition assistance and education to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. 
 
Trust for America's Health
Dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority
 
The Weight of the State: 2009 Report on Overweight and Obesity in Colorado
A comprehensive look at obesity-related behaviors and outcomes for Colorado and its counties
 
WIC
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify.