Oklahoma is implementing a new statewide strategic plan to reduce the incidence of obesity among children and adults. By 2026, the state aims to reduce childhood obesity rates by 3% and adult obesity by 1%. Currently, the childhood obesity rate varies across age groups: about 32.3% of 10 to 17-year-old children are overweight or obese, compared to 32.1% nationwide. About 36.4% of adults in the state are obese, compared to 31.9% nationwide. Overweight is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 30, and obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 . . .
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