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2009 - 2011 DNPAO Archives

September 29, 2011CDC takes new steps to combat childhood obesity
Research project will focus on doctors, communities and families to help children make healthy choices
April 26, 2011CDC Report Highlights Lack of Healthy Food Environments for Children
More support needed in communities, child care facilities and schools.
January 20, 2011Everyone Can Help Make Breastfeeding Easier, Surgeon General Says in "Call to Action"
September 14, 2010Three out of Four New Moms Initiate Breastfeeding
However only 43 percent of babies still being breastfed at 6 months of age.
August 3, 2010More U.S. Adults Report Being Obese
July 7, 2010HHS Awards $10 Million in Prevention and Wellness Grants to 10 National Organizations Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
June 24, 2010CDC Survey Finds Nine in 10 U.S. Adults Consume Too Much Sodium
May 25, 2010CDC Report Highlights States' Abilities to Support Physical Activity
February 5, 2010The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awards more than $119 Million to States and Territories
Part of the Department's Prevention and Wellness Initiative, Funded by theAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act of of 2009
January 28, 2010HHS Secretary and Surgeon General Join First Lady to Announce Plans to Combat Overweight and Obesity and Support Healthy Choices
Also available as a print-friendly PDF through the Office of the Surgeon General.
November 19, 2009Highest Rates of Obesity, Diabetes in the South, Appalachia, and Some Tribal Lands
October 1, 2009Obese and Overweight Women Have a Higher Risk of Giving Birth to Baby with Heart Defects
September 29, 2009Majority of Americans not Meeting Recommendations for Fruit and Vegetable Consumption - CDC Issues First State by State Report
July 29, 2009CDC Recognizes Innovative Obesity Prevention and Control Initiatives with Weight of the Nation Awards
July 23, 2009Obesity Among Low-Income Preschool Aged Children Appears to be Slowing
July 16, 2009New Obesity Data Shows Blacks Have the Highest Rates of Obesity
July 8, 2009Obesity Among U.S. Adults Continues to Rise
June 25, 2009CDC Introduces New Website to Help Employers Combat Obesity and Reduce Health-Related Costs


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