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Idaho

In Idaho, 13.3% of youth ages 10 to 17 have obesity, giving Idaho a ranking of 39 among the 50 states and D.C. This page includes Idaho data in four areas: the latest data on obesity, diabetes, and hypertension; how federal nutrition policies impact Idaho; health behaviors and outcomes among high school students; and policies enacted by Idaho to support health and prevent obesity.

Childhood Nutrition Data

National programs and policies can make it easier for children to access healthier foods and beverages. The number of children participating in each of these programs varies from state to state. See participation numbers and rates below, or visit the full interactive feature.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

122,853

Idaho Number of residents participating in in 2022.

100% Percentage of eligible residents participating in 2018.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- Children

74,000

Idaho Number of participating residents who are children in in 2018.

47.4% Percentage of participants who are children in 2018.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - White

82.3%

Idaho Percentage of participating households where the head of household is White in 2018.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - African-American

0.90%

Idaho Percentage of participating households where the head of household is African-American in 2018.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Hispanic

8.3%

Idaho Percentage of participating households where the head of household is Hispanic in 2018.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

23,940

Idaho Number of students participating in 2021.

Head Start

2,180

Idaho Number of children participating in in 2019.

27% Percentage of eligible children participating in 2019.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

29,922

Idaho Number of residents participating in in 2021.

47.7% Percentage of eligible residents participating in 2019.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

11,709

Idaho Number of students participating, by state in CACFP in 2021.

5,620,479 Total meals served annually in 2021.

National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

63,435

Idaho Number of children participating in in 2021.

37.1% Percentage of students eligible for free/reduced-price lunch in 2019-2020.

Food Insecurity (CFI)

11%

Idaho Percentage of children who are food insecure in CFI in 2018.

High Schooler Health Data

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) surveys high school students to better understand a variety of health issues and behaviors. This feature includes data related to obesity, nutrition, and physical activity.

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Low P.E. Participation
79.4%
79.4%
Physically active at least 60 minutes
22.2%
22.2%
High Computer Usage
35.5%
35.5%
High TV Watching
16.1%
16.1%
High Soda Consumption
11.5%
11.5%
No Breakfast
N/A
N/A
Low Fruit Consumption
6.8%
6.8%
Low Vegetable Consumption
5%
5%