February 25, 2014
New CDC data show encouraging development in obesity rates among 2 to 5 year olds
Though overall obesity rates remain unchanged, rates in young children improve
August 6, 2013
Vital Signs: Obesity among low-income preschoolers declines in many states
Nineteen states and territories report decreases in obesity among this group
July 31, 2013
U.S. breastfeeding rates continue to rise
Keeping moms and babies together during the hospital stay is important to progress
May 2, 2013
One in five adults meet overall physical activity guidelines
About 20 percent of U.S. adults are meeting both the aerobic and muscle strengthening components of the federal government's physical activity recommendations.
February 7, 2013
More Mothers are Breastfeeding
African American mothers need more support
August 10, 2012
2011 State Obesity Map Now Available
(Media Advisory) 2011 CDC map detailing adult obesity prevalence for all U.S. states based on Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data.
August 7, 2012
Vital Signs: Six in 10 adults now get physically active by walking
Less than half get enough physical activity to improve their health
May 9, 2012
CDC recognizes obesity prevention and control initiatives with Pioneering Innovation awards
Six organizations and one person are recipients of the Pioneering Innovation Award for their work in advancing policies and environmental strategies to prevent and control obesity.
April 25, 2012
CDC to Host Second Weight of the Nation Conference to Address Obesity
(Media Advisory) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host its second Weight of the Nation conference.