CDC Adolescent and School Health Data and Statistics
Surveillance is the ongoing collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) supports surveillance of youth risk behaviors and school health policies and practices.
Elementary School Height and Weight Measurement Project
The EPICC Program partners with school nurses, school districts, and local health departments to conduct a bi-annual height and weight measurement project. This project enables UDOH to track the prevalence of overweight and obesity among elementary school students statewide. In 2012, 20.8% of students were at an unhealthy weight. The rate did not change between 2006 and 2012. Access the Childhood Overweight in Utah, 2012 report (PDF) to learn more about the project, rates of overweight by grade and sex, the effects of childhood overweight and obesity, and strategies to prevent childhood obesity.