Childhood obesity has emerged as a grave concern in the United States, steadily worsening over recent years. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has even labeled it as "one of the most pressing public health challenges of the 21st century." Approximately one in five children and adolescents in the United States, amounting to roughly 14.7 million individuals, are affected by this issue. Consequently, Playground Equipment has released a new infographic that focuses on the states with the highest rates of childhood obesity. According to data from the Global Obesity Observatory, the United States ranks twelfth worldwide in terms of childhood obesity rates. Playground Equipment's research indicates that West Virginia possesses the highest rate of child obesity, standing at a staggering 26%. Following closely behind are Kentucky (25.5%), Louisiana (24%), Mississippi (23.1%), and Tennessee (22.5%). In contrast, the states with the lowest rates of childhood obesity are Montana (10.2%), Colorado (10.8%), Wyoming (11.5%), Utah (12.0%), and North Dakota (12.6%).