First, the good news.
Iowa has the eighth-lowest rate of overweight kids in the nation, according to a new study by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Still, at 26.5 percent that’s hardly a reason to get up and do jumping-jacks.
Or actually, that might be a good idea.
The bad news? Iowa has the 22nd highest rate of adult obesity, 26.7 percent. Oof. Hey, at least we beat Illinois, and our weight held steady compared to last year.
Mississippi had the worst rates of both adult and childhood obesity. Minnesota had the best rate for kids. Colorado topped the list for adults.