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 Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn't just about a "diet" or "program". It is part of an ongoing lifestyle that you can adopt now and stay with for years to come. more more on healthy weight
 
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Proper nutrition is critical to good health. But identifying which foods you need for a healthy diet can be challenging. These resources can help you get started. more more on nutrition
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Regular physical activity reduces the risk for many diseases, helps control weight, and strengthens muscles, bones, and joints. more more on physical activity
Overweight & Obesity
Increases in obesity — among both adults and children — have prompted concern about the implications for Americans' health. more more on overweight and obesity

CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) utilizes a public health approach to address the role of nutrition and physical activity in improving the public's health and preventing and controlling chronic diseases. The scope of DNPAO activities includes leadership, policy and guidelines development, surveillance, epidemiological and behavioral research, intervention development, technical assistance to states and communities, training and education, communication, and partnership development.

 

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NewCDC Vital Signs: Progress on children eating more fruit, but not more vegetables [PDF-16.9Mb]
US children ages 2-18 are eating more whole fruit, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The amount of whole fruit consumed each day increased by 67 percent from 2003 to 2010 but is still low. Vegetable intake was also low and remained unchanged during the same time period. Child care and schools can help children meet daily recommendations.

2014 Breastfeeding Report Card [PDF-1.25 Mb] provides state-by-state data to help public health practitioners, health professionals, community members, child care providers, and family members work together to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The Report Card indicators measure types of support in key community settings as well as the most current data on the breastfeeding goals outlined in Healthy People 2020.

The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2014 [PDF-2.8Mb] presents information on physical activity behaviors and policies that encourage and support physical activity in states. Individual State Action Guides summarize each state’s data and provide suggested actions that state health departments can take to encourage and increase physical activity in their states.

Adults with Disabilities: CDC Vital Signs
Being physically active is one of the most important steps Americans of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities can take to improve their health. A new CDC Vital Signs™ report shows that adults with disabilities who get no physical activity are 50% more likely to have diabetes, stroke, heart disease, or cancer than those who get the recommended amount of physical activity.

Progress on Childhood Obesity CDC Vital Signs Report
Many states show declines, but there is more work to be done to continue the downward trend.

Addressing Obesity Disparities Website
CDC’s Addressing Obesity Disparities website is designed to help you understand and apply the contents of the Health Equity Resource Toolkit for State Practitioners Addressing Obesity Disparities.

 

 
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