|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 on healthy weight|
|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 on nutrition|
|Regular physical activity reduces the risk for many diseases, helps control weight, and strengthens muscles, bones, and joints. more on physical activity|
|Increases in obesity — among both adults and children — have prompted concern about the implications for Americans' health. 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.
For Health Professionals
• Physical Activity
• Overweight and Obesity
• Weight Research to Practice
• State-based Programs
|• Healthy Weight|
• BMI - Body Mass Index
• Physical Activity
• Fruits and Veggies Matter
Prevention Status Reports
The Prevention Status Reports highlight the status of public health policies and practices designed to prevent or reduce important public health problems. Individual reports are available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 10 key health topics, including Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity.
People with Disabilities: Healthy Weight Issue Briefs
Disability and obesity are complex public health challenges, but ones that offer major dividends to our country if effective strategies are successfully applied. The issue briefs listed here describe considerations that people and organizations can do to help combat obesity among people with disabilities and assist them in achieving healthy weight and an improved quality of life.
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.