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  • More than one out of four New Jersey adults is obese and 9% of New Jersey high school students are obese.
  • The majority of New Jerseyans are not as active or eating as healthy as national guidelines recommend.
  • 14.2% of New Jersey low-income children under the age of five are obese. Among the 44 states reporting on low-income childhood obesity, New Jersey has the highest prevalence.
  • The health care costs associated with obesity are high and continue to increase.

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