Local BMI Surveillance
Childhood Obesity in DuPage County
Weight of the Nation - This is a powerful documentary series from HBO that addresses the national obesity epidemic. The documentary features case studies and interviews with leading experts and with families who struggle with overweight as well as solutions for improving your health and the health of your community.
FORWARD DuPage is committed to understanding the changing prevalence of overweight and obesity in DuPage County and associated risk factors. We work closely with DuPage schools and the DuPage County Health Department to monitor and report ongoing changes in body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure rates in kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades, which allows us to focus our efforts in specific communities.