Maryland seems to be the only state with a law requiring insurance coverage for obesity evaluation and management as a child wellness service; it was enacted in 2010. Socio-economic barriers also pose challenges to behavioral change in overweight and obesity. Disadvantaged youth are more likely to be overweight and obese in adolescence and.
In collaboration with the University of Sydney (Australia), WHO is calculating the worldwide economic impact of overweight and obesity. It is also working with the University of Auckland (New Zealand) to analyse the impact that globalization and rapid socioeconomic transition have on nutrition and to identify the main political, socioeconomic.