We’re stepping up to the plate. While Colorado is often touted as America’s “leanest” state, we are not immune to the growing health crisis of obesity.
Today, obesity affects not just our waistlines, but our bottom lines. Currently, Colorado spends $1.6 billion each year treating diseases and conditions related to obesity. The issue is impacting the potential lifespan of our children. It’s weighing on our personal lives, in our communities, in our work and school environments, and as a culture in Colorado.
LiveWell Colorado educates and inspires children and adults to embrace healthy eating and active living, because when more people make healthier choices, life improves for every Coloradan.
- 58% of Colorado adults are overweight or obese.
- More than 25% of Colorado’s children are overweight or obese.
- By 2030, Colorado’s adult obesity rate could grow from 22% to 45%.