Difficulty in finding and affording healthy food options is a major contributor to the problem in the state, according to a Department of Health nutritionist.
While the state does relatively well in comparison with other states, the adult obesity rate is spurring concerns about chronic diseases. INTERACTIVE DATA
RiseVT, which started in Franklin and Grand Isle counties, is making a push to reach all Vermont counties by the end of 2019.
The Senate’s health committee approved a compromise bill that makes healthier drinks a ‘default’ menu option. It no longer regulates food in children’s meals.
News Release — Vermont Department of Health Sept. 21, 2015 Media Contact: Communication Office 802-863-7281 BURLINGTON – Vermont’s adult obesity rate barely budged between 2013 and 2014 (24.7 percent to 24.8 percent), but the state ranked 6th best in the nation overall, according to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data released today by the […]
There is a direct association between the consumption of sugary drinks and obesity and obesity-related conditions including diabetes, metabolic syndrome and heart disease.
A sugary drink tax modeled on the success of the tobacco tax can reduce obesity and provide funding for health care to those most in need.
The Alliance for a Healthier Vermont has hired Conservation Law Foundation lawyer Anthony Iarrapino to lead its renewed call for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.
Approaching topics of community change require broad strokes with a brush that is delicate enough to respect individual opinions and rights, yet fine enough to encourage change in the community.
The food industry’s goal is to get people hooked on foods that are addictive, convenient and inexpensive. … Coca-Cola and Doritos won their success with complex formulas that tells the brain to not stop eating. It’s called the “bliss point.”
Health advocates want to impose an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages to curb consumption; the state’s leading politicians oppose such a tax because they say it would be regressive.
Vermont’s adult obesity rate since 1995 has risen from 13.4 percent to 23.5 percent, but fares better than most states (7th best).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2011 CONTACT: Nelly Baldwin 310-909-4532 Juliana Shulman 617-695-2525 WHAT: On the heels of new USDA dietary guidelines that link consumption of fast food with increased risk of obesity and a Yale Rudd Center study finding children are more exposed to McDonald’s-style junk food marketing than ever, local parents and health […]
The report says that from 1999 to 2007 the adult obesity rate doubled – but it doesn’t say from what to what. A referenced Health Department data sheet says adult obesity rose from 20 percent in 2003 to 22 percent in 2007. If that’s skyrocketing, so is Vermont’s economy.