Two studies that link childhood obesity to peer and parent influence are being challenged.
The five-year plan engages community groups, schools and health care organizations, targeting six specific areas for improvement.
The Center for Urban Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will focus on the issues that affect people living in urban environments.
Some ways to help fight childhood obesity are simple: having adequate play time, reducing time spent in front of a TV or computer, and eating as a family.
A contributing factor is bottle feeding right before bed to help the child sleep.
The Indiana Department of Health has announced a ten-year plan aimed at lowering the state's obesity rate.
A national survey reveals Indiana ranks 38th when it comes to the health of its population.