December 22, 2008
Program Results Report
In response to dramatic increases in the number of Arkansas children and adolescents who are overweight or at risk for overweight, the Arkansas legislature passed Arkansas Act 1220 of 2003 to Combat Obesity.
September 1, 2007
The rate of obesity across the country is rising at an alarming rate and its growth is considered one of the most urgent health care threats facing families in the United States. This report considers the issue in the state of Arkansas where nearly ...
January 1, 2009
This assessment of an early comprehensive piece of legislation to fight childhood obesity shows the weight status of Arkansas children may be stabilized and positive policy changes should support ongoing improvement. But implementing the act's intent faces ongoing challenges, according to this study from the 2008 Active Living Research Conference.