Only a third of Americans are at a healthy weight

Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2018

Reports suggests that only about one third of Americans are at proper weight with the rest considered overweight or obese. This is based upon a study that compared the weight and heights of 25,000 individuals enrolled in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2007 and 2012. Weight and height are used to calculate the Body Mass Index (BMI) which is thought to be an indicator of body fat. To determine your BMI you can use this calculator from the National Institute of Health.

The causes of obesity are complex but it is clear that a healthy diet with fewer calories is required for many people. The nutritional quality of the food is important also. Many areas of our country suffer from the lack of access to safe, nutritionally wholesome foods. These areas are as diverse as cities to rural areas where the distances to grocery stores is great but the local convenience store is a source of calories without much of a nutritional bang. Mom’s Meals NourishCare can deliver to any doorstep in the country, rural or urban, ensuring a good wholesome source of calories that do have a solid nutritional bang.

Dennis Thompson. 2015. More Than Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults Now Overweight or Obese: Study. Available at:

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