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How we got here.

If you had to sum up Obecity, USA in a word, it’d be people.

Explore the timeline to discover why our population continues to grow and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon!

1940s

Drive-in restaurants and the spread of fast-food eateries

1950s

Rise of TV culture & car-based way of life

1960s

Rise of consumption culture

13.4%

of adults have obesity

1970s

Increased consumption of fast-food

14.5%

of adults have obesity

5.5%

of children have obesity

1980s

Rise of computer culture

15%

of adults have obesity

7%

of children have obesity

1990s

Rise of the internet

23.2%

of adults have obesity

10%

of children have obesity

2000s

Rise of social media and gaming

31.3%

of adults have obesity

15%

of children have obesity

2010s

Rise of sleep deprivation / hormonal change

35%

of adults have obesity

18%

of children have obesity

2020s

Portion size: average US restaurant meal now 4x larger than in 1950s

42.4%

of adults have obesity

20%

of children have obesity

2030s

Obesity-related costs surpass $1.5 trillion a year, impacting every aspect of American life

50%

of adults have obesity

26.3%

of children ages 5-9 have obesity

2040s

It’s up to us to create a healthier future!