About State of Obesity

For 11 years, the annual report, The State of Obesity (formerly F as in Fat) has raised awareness about the seriousness of the obesity epidemic, encouraged the creation of a national obesity prevention strategy and highlighted promising approaches for reversing the epidemic at the state and local level. The State of Obesity is a collaborative project of the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is supported by a grant from the Foundation.

About Trust for America's Health

Trust for America's Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. For more information, visit healthyamericans.org.

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the health and health care of all Americans. We are striving to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all Americans to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. For more information, visit rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter or on Facebook.

Authors

Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Trust for America's Health
Professor of Health Policy
Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University

Laura M. Segal, MA
Director of Public Affairs
Trust for America's Health

Rebecca St. Laurent
Health Policy Research Manager
Trust for America's Health

Jack Rayburn, MPH
Senior Government Relations Manager
Trust for America's Health

Contributors

Susan D. Promislo, MA
Senior Communications Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Kristen M. Gurdin, JD
Legal Counsel
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Kimberly Elliott, MA
Director of Policy Outreach
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Burness Communications

Digital Production

Center for Digital Information

Peer Reviewers

TFAH thanks the following individuals and organizations for their time, expertise and insights in reviewing all or portions of the State of Obesity report. The opinions expressed in the report do not necessarily represent the views of these individuals or their organizations.

Niiobli Armah IV, MA
Director, Health Programs
NAACP

Cliff Despres, B.J.
Communications Director
Salud America!
Institute for Health Promotion Research
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Kipling J. Gallion, M.A.
Deputy Director
Salud America!
Institute for Health Promotion Research
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Daniella Gratale
Senior Manager of Advocacy
Nemours

Carla I. Plaza, MPH
Consultant
National Council of La Raza

Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H.
Director
Salud America!
Institute for Health Promotion Research
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Christopher J. Revere, MPA
Director, Office of Child Health Policy & Advocacy
Nemours

Jennifer Arice White, MSPH
Program Manager, Health Programs & Partnerships
NAACP