Objectives: In 2007, 31.7% of Georgia adolescents in grades 9-12 were overweight or obese. Understanding the impact of policies and interventions on obesity prevalence among young people can help determine statewide public health and policy strategies. This article describes a systems model, originally launched in 2008 and updated in 2014, that simulates the impact of policy interventions on the prevalence of childhood obesity in Georgia through 2034.
Powell, Kenneth E.; Kibbe, Debra L.; Ferencik, Rachel; and Soderquist, Chris, "Systems Thinking and Simulation Modeling to Inform Childhood Obesity Policy and Practice" (2017). GHPC Articles. 149.