• Policy Options for Addressing Childhood Obesity in Missouri 

    Gaughan Costa, Diana (University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy, 2008-12)
    The prevalence of overweight children has increased threefold nationwide, from 5.7% to 18% between 1980 and 2004.1 The current percentage of overweight children in Missouri is greater than the national average. These trends ...
  • Profiles of Missouri: Obesity Rate in Missouri 

    Spath, Lauren (University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy, 2005-09)
    According to a recent report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH), obesity rates in all but one of our fifty U.S. states rose last year at an alarming rate (the exception is Oregon, where the rate remained the same ...