Chapter 2: Goals & Data

Goal 3: Vermonters will exhibit fewer food-related health problems (e.g., obesity and diabetes).

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The increased availability of cheaper food, larger portion sizes, the reliance on high-calorie ingredients, and other lifestyle choices have led to an epidemic of food-related health problems in the United States. The United Health Foundation ranked Vermont as the healthiest state in the country from 2009 to 2011; second healthiest from 2012 to 2015; and 5th healthiest in 2016. Vermont and the other New England states have lower percentages of overweight and obese adults than most states, but trend lines are moving in the wrong direction.

Performance Measurement: To decrease the number of new cases of diabetes and the percentage of Vermonters considered obese and overweight.

Additional Indicators -Show Additional Indicators & Performance Measurements

CategoriesData Source
Adult Obesity Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Childhood Obesity Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vermonters with Diabetes Vermont Department of Health
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption (2013) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption (2000-2009) CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 
Farmers' Markets Accepting EBT Cards NOFA Vermont
Vermont's Health Ranking (2012) United Health Foundation: America's Health Rankings