Missouri is one of the heaviest states in the country, with 30% of the total population and 31% of children ages 10 to 17 overweight or obese. Half of obese kids become obese adults, and may suffer from numerous health issues, higher unemployment, and shorter life spans.
But, it doesn’t have to be this way! Missouri Foundation for Health has established a five-year initiative called
Healthy Schools Healthy Communities to support schools and communities in providing healthy choices that lead to a better life for kids.