The Nutritional State of Our Nation  

  • About 1/3 of US adults are obese
  • Approximately 17% of US children and adolescents aged 2 – 19 years are obese. (that’s 12.5 million kids)
  • In 2010, no state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%.
  • In 2009, medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion, and the medical costs paid by third-party payors who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

From Center for Disease Control

Absenteeism costs associated with obesity total $4.3 billion annually in the United States. Employers should explore workplace interventions and health insurance expansions to reduce these costs- –Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Research indicates that as weight increases to reach levels referred to as “overweight” and “obesity,” the risk for the following conditions increases: coronary heart disease, type 2 Diabetes, certain cancers (endometrial, hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, osteoarthritis, gynecological problemsNHLBI Obesity Education Initiative

Good health is within your control!MGK at Miniwaska, '11

  • Learn to live a balanced and healthful life.
  • Understand the formula.
  • Develop methodology to eat healthfully & nutritiously.
  • Behavior modification and a commitment to moderate exercise are the other pieces of the
  • This need not be expensive– in fact, many people save money on groceries and eating out.

Let us show you the way.

How Do We Do It? Base Hits to Better Health℠

  • Summer Bounty '11 IVDefine and design a model of healthful eating
  • Build a balanced diet based on your likes and needs
  • Suggest Smart Shopping:
    Demystify food labels, Uncover marketing gimmicks
  • Determine how to make smart choices at all meals and in between
  • Discover how to dine out healthfully and safely
  • Proactively prevent desktop dining disasters