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Maine

In Maine, 13.7% of youth ages 10 to 17 have obesity, giving Maine a ranking of 36 among the 50 states and D.C. This page includes Maine data in four areas: the latest data on obesity, diabetes, and hypertension; how federal nutrition policies impact Maine; health behaviors and outcomes among high school students; and policies enacted by Maine 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)

163,275

Maine Number of residents participating in in 2022.

94% Percentage of eligible residents participating in 2018.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- Children

55,000

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

35.3% Percentage of participants who are children in 2018.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - White

91.7%

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

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - African-American

2.60%

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

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Hispanic

0.4%

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

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

21,320

Maine Number of students participating in 2021.

Head Start

2,248

Maine Number of children participating in in 2019.

34% Percentage of eligible children participating in 2019.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

16,808

Maine Number of residents participating in in 2021.

62.5% Percentage of eligible residents participating in 2019.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

11,568

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

6,649,490 Total meals served annually in 2021.

National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

312

Maine Number of children participating in in 2021.

42% Percentage of students eligible for free/reduced-price lunch in 2019-2020.

Food Insecurity (CFI)

13%

Maine 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
95.4%
95.4%
Physically active at least 60 minutes
20.4%
20.4%
High Computer Usage
43.5%
43.5%
High TV Watching
20.9%
20.9%
High Soda Consumption
N/A
N/A
No Breakfast
N/A
N/A
Low Fruit Consumption
5.8%
5.8%
Low Vegetable Consumption
N/A
N/A