Childhood Obesity in Tennessee

1 in 3 Tennessee kids is overweight. 1 in 5 is obese. Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels in Tennessee. More than 240,000 kids have at least 1 chronic obesity-related health condition such as diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol. But it’s more than that. Studies have shown childhood obesity not only affects a child’s physical health, but also mental and emotional development. Here are 7 facts you may not know about childhood obesity: To learn more about the programs helping Tennessee kids get healthy, click here. To download a printable PDF of this infographic, click here.