Obesity and Weight Control
Rural communities are experiencing higher rates of obesity and overweight than urban areas. Rural residents tend to eat diets higher in fat and calories, exercise less, and watch more television, all of which can contribute to unhealthy weight gain. Adding to the challenge, rural communities face barriers to addressing obesity, such as higher poverty levels, less access to services that facilitate physical activity and healthy eating, and limited school resources to provide nutrition education and physical education.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- How do rural areas compare to urban areas regarding obesity rates?
- Are rural children at greater risk of obesity and overweight?
- What are some factors contributing to rural obesity?
- How does obesity impact health?
- What can rural health care providers do to address obesity and overweight?
- How can local public health agencies help prevent obesity?
- What role can schools play in encouraging healthy weight?
- What can rural communities do to help reduce obesity?