Fit Not Fat: Helping Arkansas Children Eat Healthy and Move More

Nearly two out of every five Arkansas school-age children are overweight or at risk
of becoming overweight1. Obesity among children and adults has been increasing
across the United States since the mid-1970s,2 including in Arkansas, which has
consistently ranked above the national average. While it appears that the growth
of child obesity is beginning to slow in Arkansas,3 it is still too high.