Portrait Of Five Children On Cycle Ride Together

GHPC’s Debra Kibbe Published in the SaportaReport

From 2011 to 2014, the prevalence of obesity in the United States was just over 36% in adults and 17% in kids and teens. Why should employers and community organizations care about these statistics? Medical costs and negative impacts on the productivity and well-being of current and future employees are two of the reasons. Read the new column by Debbie Kibbe, a senior research associate at the Georgia Health Policy Center, in SaportaReport to better understand the progress Georgia has made against childhood obesity through the Georgia Shape initiative, established in 2012 by Gov. Nathan Deal.