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 Preventionobesity 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 grantmaking, public policy, evaluation, private sector engagement and communications outreach in areas of healthy living and access to health care

Data and reports

Farm to School

Connecting local healthy food producers and schools

Hunger Free Colorado

Access to nutritious food across the life span

National Academy of Sciences - Health and Medicine Division (formerly The Institute of Medicine)

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


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


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.