Cause Shift Obesity and Hunger

Cause Shift Obesity and Hunger

August 23, 2013

In an effort to raise awareness about (1) hunger in America and (2) the need for simple data visualizations to tell the story of hunger in America, Anne Mei Bertelsen of Mai Strategies and CauseShift collaborated with JESS3 to create a data-rich infographic which shows areas of the country which have both high levels of […]

The Skinny on Obesity in America

The Skinny on Obesity in America

August 2, 2013

Obesity is an epidemic that has taken over the US and become the #2 preventable killer just behind smoking. Childhood obesity rates are on the rise and inactive lifestyles combined with poor diets continue the trend. West Virginia clocks in as the fattest state with Colorado taking the cake for the skinniest. For more obesity […]

Obesity in America

Obesity in America

July 20, 2013

Being overweight or obese can lead to health problems such as increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer and more. Obesity in America is at an all time high and a great source of concern. This infographic looks at obesity in the US and ranks the states from the leanest, Colorado, to […]

Targeting Children With Treats

Targeting Children With Treats

July 19, 2013

On January 25, 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled new requirements for nutritional standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs across the nation. The official press release outlines the improvements to school lunch programs that are expected to enhance the health of children at school as well […]

Childhood Obesity Triples in One Generation

Childhood Obesity Triples in One Generation

July 19, 2013

From the 1970’s to present, soda consumption, television watching, caloric intake, and the number of fast food locations has skyrocketed. This infographic shows the percentage of children aged 2 through 19 years old who are obese against the backdrop of these statistics. Source

The World of Obesity

The World of Obesity

July 8, 2013

A look at obesity around the world. Fast food is everywhere, and it’s been called as addictive as heroin. Source

Obesity in Children

Obesity in Children

June 24, 2013

This infographic aims to take the statistic listing what children eat and compares it to ( moderately active children) nutritional needs. While the infographic tries to inform the viewer that not all children are the same and have different needs, it is evident that most children receive insufficient protein. Source

How to Carve Up Your Thanksgiving Calories

How to Carve Up Your Thanksgiving Calories

June 13, 2013

This Thanksgiving-serving-size infographic can help adults avoid holiday weight gain by learning how to choose healthier food portions, created by experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Source

Who is Missing from the Table?

Who is Missing from the Table?

May 8, 2013

This infographic provides a pie chart about the national discussion on childhood obesity to show everyone who is part of the discussion and to illustrate the overweight families and children are the ones not participating in this important community discussion. Source

Obesity Worldwide

Obesity Worldwide

April 25, 2013

It’s not that surprising hearing about obesity everywhere. As a matter of fact, 65% of world’s population live in countries where they are more likely to die from obesity than malnutrition. According to the research, 300 million women are obese as compared to 200 men. Take a look at this infographic for more facts on […]

Celebrate National School Lunch Week 2011

Celebrate National School Lunch Week 2011

April 20, 2013

National School Lunch Week (NSLW) 2011 begins Monday, October 10 and runs through the week to October 14. It’s important that we help students understand where food comes from and the nutritional benefits that go along with the food they consume. Source

Why Americans Are Fat

Why Americans Are Fat

April 18, 2013

Americans just can’t seem to stop stuffing their faces with greasy fast food. Obesity is skyrocketing and it doesn’t look like shows like The Biggest Loser are going to go away any time soon. Two thirds of Americans are overweight which is one fat statistic. Here’s more blubbery statistics on America’s big problem. Source