Health briefs offer quick but comprehensive information about some of the biggest health challenges Tennessee is facing. Scroll down to read all about childhood obesity in our state or jump to a specific section: Definition Causes Long-term impact Solutions Infographics Health professionals consider the current situation an epidemic with long-term health consequences for these children as they get older. For example: Tennessee consistently ranks as one of the states with the highest rate of childhood obesity. Back to top How do you define childhood obesity? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine overweight and obesity. BMI for children takes into account the body composition variations during growth, using the measure in relation to […]
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