Adult Obesity Rate Inches Up in FL

Adult Obesity Rate Inches Up in FL

Florida has the 37th highest obesity rate among adults, up from its last ranking of 40th, according to a report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Florida’s increase from 25.2 percent in 2012 to 26.4 percent in 2013 is not statistically significant, according to the annual report that’s now named “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America.” For the past decade, it was called the “F as in FAT” report.

“I think the F was perceived as failure,”  said Rich Hamburg, deputy director of Trust For America’s Health. “I think we’ve moved past that.”

Hamburg said that over the years, there have been no major changes in rankings among the states.

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