The 2013 Prevention Status Reports (PSRs), highlight the status of policies and practices designed to prevent or reduce problems affecting public health. Individual reports are available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 10 health topics including Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity.
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.
Fruits and Vegetables
The State Indicator Report on Fruits & Vegetables, 2013 [PDF- 1.23Mb] provides national and state-level information on how many fruits and vegetables people are eating, and highlights key areas within communities and schools that can be improved to increase fruit and vegetable access, availability, and affordability.
The National Action Guide [PDF-160k] summarizes the national data on fruit and vegetable consumption and policy and environmental supports. It also provides potential actions that government and business leaders, coalitions, community-based organizations, and professionals can take to support Americans' eating more fruits and vegetables, along with resources for taking action.
Previous State Indicator Reports on Fruits and Vegetables
Reducing Sodium in Children's Diets: CDC Vital Signs September 2014
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Lowering sodium in children's diets today can help prevent heart disease tomorrow, especially for those who are overweight.
Progress on children eating more fruit, but not more vegetables: CDC Vital Signs [PDF-16.9Mb] August 2014
CDC trend data finds that US children ages 2-18 are eating more fruit, but not more vegetables. Child care and schools can help children meet daily recommendations.
Hospital Support for Breastfeeding: CDC Vital Signs Report August 2011
Breastfeeding helps protect against childhood obesity. A baby's risk of becoming an overweight child goes down with each month of breastfeeding.
For more see MMWR.
- Vital Signs: Fruit and Vegetable Intake Among Children — United States, 2003–2010
- Obesity – United States, 1999 – 2010
- Access to Healthier Food Retailers – United States, 2011
- Vital Signs: Hospital Practices to Support Breastfeeding – United States, 2007 and 2009
- Beverage Consumption Among High School Students – United States, 2010
- State-Specific Trends in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Adults – United States, 2000—2009
- Vital Signs: State-Specific Obesity Prevalence Among Adults – United States, 2009
- WHO Growth Standards Are Recommended for Use in the US for Infants and Children 0 to 2 Years of Age
September 10, 2010