Obesity

The Tooele County Health Department is working with the public as well as day care providers to discuss and educate about the obesity epidemic in our community and on a state level. Obesity, especially in children, is the moving force in our educational goals.

For more information, please contact Malaena, public health educator at (435) 277-2365 or mtoohey@tooelehealth.org

The Effects of Overweight or Obese Childhood predicts obesity and health problems later in life:

  • 80% of children who were overweight at any time during the elementary period were overweight at 12 years of age
  • Adult diseases now observed in overweight children
  •  Hardening of arteries
  •  High blood pressure
  •  High cholesterol
  •  Diabetes
  •  Glucose intolerance
  •  Sleep-associated breathing disorders
  •  Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
  •  Social and psychological impact of childhood overweight
  •  Social isolation
  •  Increased rate of suicidal thoughts and attempts associated with weight-based teasing
  •  Low self-esteem due to poor body image
  •  Increased rate of anxiety disorders and depression in overweight children
  • Increased likelihood to report difficulties in school
  •  Reduced self-assessed quality of life
  •  Increased likelihood of being bullied

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Tooele County Health Department

151 North Main Street
Tooele, Utah 84074
Ph: (435) 277-2300

Monday-Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8 am to noon
Closed holidays.

To report an emergency after hours call (435) 882-5600.