by Marion Nestle
Dec 13 2022

Healthy People 2030 releases early progress report

Healthy People 2030 has released its latest set of tracking data.  This, you will recall, is the latest of the US Public Health Service’s 10-year plans for improving the health of Americans.  The agencies involved set specific, measurable objectives and track progress toward achieving them.

You can browse the full set of objectives here.

The objectives for overweight and obesity are here.  Three have tracking data available.  Of these,

One shows no change: Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents with obesity — NWS‑04

Two are getting worse

The objectives for Nutrition and Healthy Eating are here.

Of the objectives with data available, two showi improvement!

Three show no change:

Two (plus the obesity one above) are getting worse: