Information on the percentages of Arkansas students who are at healthy weight, overweight, or obese in individual schools and school districts across the state is provided in a new interactive tool on ACHI’s website. In addition to the new interactive tool, ACHI published the annual statewide student BMI report for 2019-2020.
Arkansas ranks 48th among states for obesity among adults, with 37.4% of the adult population being designated as obese in 2019. Research shows that obese or overweight children are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults, which can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and other health problems.
To read more about the new interactive tool, the annual statewide BMI report and our efforts in reducing the state’s obesity rate, please visit here.