Informational Resources

Various programs at the Department of Health publish reports and data on various aspects of the fitness and nutritional health of the state's residents.

Healthy New Jersey 2020 Obesity Challenge

There has been a dramatic increase in adults, teens and children who are either overweight or obese in New Jersey. People who are physically active and eat nutritious foods are at a decreased risk of being overweight and obese.

The state's health improvement plan, Healthy New Jersey 2020, is tracking the state's progress towards various fitness-related goals.

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Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Surveillance Indicator Report Index

New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD), the state's primary public health data resource, tracks a range of metrics related to the nutrition, fitness, and obesity of the state's residents.

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Last Reviewed: 3/8/2017