Obesity rates around the country are rising drastically, and Wyoming is no different - that’s according to a new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Around 27.8% of the adult population in Wyoming is obese, nearly double the rate 20 years ago.
Between 2012 and 2013, the state’s obesity rate rose 3.2%. That was one of the biggest spikes in the nation.
Joe Grandpre with the Wyoming Department of Health says the reasons for the state’s growing waistbands are simple.