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The non-profit business environment is filled with numerous participants, who sometimes, replicate each other needlessly. Given the stiff competition for donations and program dollars, the American Obesity Foundation, Inc. (AOF) is set on adopting a completely different approach to the obesity epidemic: creative, innovative and fresh strategies that are designed to impact the targeted communities in positive, measurable and sustainable ways…more

Obesity Facts & Figures

  • childhood-obesity Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States. Despite recent declines in the prevalence among preschool-aged children, obesity among children is still too high. For children and adolescents aged 2-19 years, the prevalence of obesity has remained fairly stable at about 17% and affects about 12.7 million children and adolescents for the past decade.
  • adult-obesity Adulthood Obesity A history of poor eating and physical activity patterns have a cumulative effect and have contributed to significant nutrition- and physical activity-related health challenges that now face the U.S. population. About half of all American adults—117 million individuals—have one or more preventable chronic diseases, many of which are related to poor quality eating patterns and physical inactivity.
  • obesity-prevention Prevention The dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, communities, schools, child care settings, medical care providers, faith-based institutions, government agencies, the media, and the food and beverage industries and entertainment industries.

Obesity Facts & Figures

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AOF needs you now more than ever. Unlike any other not-for-profit, the majority of our funding comes from individual donors. Because of you, American Obesity Foundation is in the forefront in fighting America’s obesity epidemic.

Your gift is very much appreciated and tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the fullest extent allowed by law. American Obesity Foundation accepts gifts of cash, securities, real estate, durable goods and equipment.

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Programs, Services & Initiatives

Obesity Care Program
Implementing evidence-based strategies in neighborhoods
Childhood Obesity & Type-2 Diabetes Prevention Program
Health-is-Wealth Behavioral Initiative
Houses of Faith Obesity Prevention Program
An Apple a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away (Mobile Clinic)
Community Wellness Coaches Initiative (CWC)
Walk-for-Ten to End Obesity
Pets-N-Owners Stay-Fit Initiative
Nile-America & Healthy Kitchens Initiative
Health Buddies (HB) Program
Child Care Obesity Prevention Initiative
Mother-Infant Obesity Prevention Workshop
24/7 Obesity Helpline
Safe, Open Spaces for Obesity Prevention Program