In Sedgwick County, 38 percent of adults are overweight and 24 percent are obese; while 16 percent of our children and young adults are overweight. Obesity is a pandemic affecting all Americans either directly or indirectly; it is costly to our bodies and our bottom lines. Read more about obesity in Sedgwick County in the Data Book.
Food directly affects how well or poorly our bodies perform - and not just pertaining to weight. Healthful foods can help parts of our bodies we can't see by boosting our immune systems and preventing cancers, heart disease, diabetes and other diseases.