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September 09, 2014  - Press ReleaseCDC report finds sodium consumption high among U.S. children
More than 40 percent of sodium comes from 10 common types of food
September 04, 2014  - Media AdvisoryNew CDC state obesity map now available
The latest CDC map detailing the prevalence of obesity for all U.S. states based on 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data is now available.
August 5, 2014 – Press ReleaseVital Signs: Children eating more fruit, but fruit and vegetable intake still too low
Childcare and schools can help children meet daily recommendations
July 31, 2014 - Media AdvisoryThe 2014 Breastfeeding Report Card is now available.
The report provides state and national data on breastfeeding rates as well as on supports for breastfeeding.
July 15, 2014 - Media AdvisoryNew state physical activity indicator report now available online
The report includes physical activity behavior, environment and policy information for each state.

February 25, 2014 - Press Release

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 - Press Release

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.

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