Wellness: Exercise & Nutrition

Access to safe and quality options for physical activity and affordable healthy foods are essential to good health. This topic area shows the relationship between these factors, education and race/ethnicity.

Additional Information and Footnotes

Hispanic is used to reflect current data collection practices. We acknowledge this may not be the preferred term. Throughout this report, NH refers to Non-Hispanic. People of color refers to individuals identifying as Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Other. Unless otherwise noted, adults are ages 18+. Data are most recently available for the specified data source.

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