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Last Updated: 07/17/13 02:40:39 PM

Obesity

The Division of Public and Behavioral Health is committed to assisting Nevadans to combat and control obesity and weight gain.  The Division is not funded to conduct activities related to obesity prevention, but this web site provides information about current activities in the State of Nevada and provides resources consumers may use to assist them in their efforts to combat this ever increasing public health problem.

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Bureau of Community Health, is committed to helping Nevadans with strategies for overweight and obesity prevention. The good news is that recent scientific studies show that losing five to seven percent of body weight (i.e., 10-15 pounds for a 200 pound person) will help people live longer and healthier lives.  Losing a modest amount of weight by getting 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week and making healthy food choices will help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease disease, stroke, obesity and high blood pressure.

Overweight and Obesity

Someone who is overweight has a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9
Someone who is obese has a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.

To find your body mass index, enter you height and weight into the calculator

OVERWEIGHT AND
OBESITY AMONG
NEVADA'S CHILDREN

Source: Health Status of Children Entering Kindergarten, Results of the
2010-2011, May 2011 NICRP, UNLV School of Community Health Sciences.

  • 36.8% of children are overweight
    or obese

  • 16.8% of children are overweight

  • 20% of children are obese

 
Reports and Publications

Contact Information

4150 Technology Way, Room 210
Carson City, Nevada  89706
(775) 684-5996
Fax: (775) 684-5998

Marjorie Franzen- Weiss, MPH, CHES
Diabetes Prevention and Control Program Coordinator

(775) 684-4231

Vacant
Administrative Assistant II

 

Every Body Walk
 
CDPHP
Statutory
Councils

 Advisory Council for Fitness
   & Wellness
  AC4OH
 Nevada Diabetes Council
    (NDC)

 Heart and Stroke Advisory
    Council (link under
    development, 10/2012)

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