Childhood Obesity Prevention

Statistics that illustrate the problems of children’s health that we seek to address:

  • More than a quarter (26%) of children in Sacramento County are not considered to be in “very good” or “excellent” health.
  • About 4% of Sacramento County children are uninsured.
  • About 5% of children with asthma in Sacramento County require emergency room care.
  • About a third (32%) of all Sacramento County middle and high school students are considered at risk for depression.
  • More than 29% of children in Sacramento County are in an unhealthy weight zone.
  • Nine out of every 10 schools in Sacramento County have no school nurse or health center.

Information source:
Children Now
Sacramento County 2010 Scorecard
2009 Sac Census Projections
Cal Dept. of Education Data Quest

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