New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study

The Center for State Health Policy has conducted an in-depth study of childhood obesity in five New Jersey cities: New Brunswick, Camden, Newark, Trenton, and Vineland. The research provides comprehensive information on the weight status of all public school children in the five cities and identifies factors that contribute to overweight and obesity among children in these communities to guide the design of interventions.  Major data collection has included a household survey of 1700 families with one or more children aged 3-18, existing data on the physical and food environment in neighborhoods in these cities, and measurements of heights and weights recorded at the local schools.

  • Area(s) Served: New Brunswick, Newark, Camden, Trenton, Vineland; New Jersey
  • Population(s) Served: Children; adults; communities
  • Collaborative Partner(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation