Healthy LifeStars challenges childhood obesity in Iowa

Nationally, one in three children is overweight or obese and obesity rates for Iowa children have increased in recent years. Iowa is now ranked 30th among the 51 states and territories for childhood obesity and Iowa has the 13th highest adult obesity rate in the nation. Healthy LifeStars was founded in 2003 to address childhood obesity and has reached more than 35,000 kids in Arizona and Colorado. In 2018, it launched programs in Iowa and Ohio and has the goal of growing nationwide.

Read More