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Take advantage of these free, easy-to-use communication tools to help support your overweight and obesity prevention and control efforts.

Badges and Buttons

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Steps to Wellness: A Guide to Implementing the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in the Workplace

Steps to Wellness: A Guide to Implementing the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in the Workplace

Children who are overweight or obese as preschoolers are 5x as likely as normal-weight children to be overweight or obese as adults.

Obesity among low-income preschoolers declined, from 2008 through 2011, in 19 of the 43 states and territories studied.

About 1 in 8 preschoolers is obese in the US.

Many states and US territories are showing decreases in childhood obesity.

Learn Vital Information about Progress on Childhood Obesity.

30 ways in 30 days to stretch your fruit and vegetable budget.

Adults need at least 2 1/2 hours a week of physical activity. CDC Vital Signs www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns

Walk for better health.

CDC Vital Signs Learn Vital Information on Walking. Read CDC Vital Signs.

Adults need at least 2 1/2 hours a week of physical activity. CDC Vital Signs www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns

September is Fruits & Veggies- More Matters month. Find out how many you should be eating each day.

September is Fruits & Veggies- More Matters Month. Find out how many you should be eating each day.

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Health Risks Now and Later. Join the conversation. Spread the word. Take action.

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Health Risks Now and Later. Join the conversation. Spread the word. Take action.

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Health risks now and later. Join the conversation. Spread the word. Take action.

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Health risks now and later. Join the conversation. Spread the word. Take action.

Let's move. Salad Bars to Schools

Let's move. Salad Bars to Schools

Rethink your drink. Find healthier drinks that quench your thirst.

Rethink your drink. Find healthier drinks that quench your thirst.

Rethink your drink. Find healthier drinks that quench your thirst.

Rethink your drink. Find healthier drinks that quench your thirst.

CDC Vital Signs™ – Learn Vital Information about Breastfeeding and Childhood Obesity. Read Vital Signs™…

Breastfeeding helps protect against childhood obesity. Learn How. CDC Vital Signs™: www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns

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1 in 3 mothers stop breastfeeding without hospital support. CDC Vital Signs™: www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns

Help your children play! Celebrate Worldwide Day of Play.

Help your children play! Celebrate Worldwide Day of Play.

Content Syndication

Content syndication is an application that enables partner organizations to display current CDC health content and allows visitors to the public health partner’s website access to CDC content without leaving the partner website.

Current web pages available for content syndication:


eCards

e-Cards are electronic greeting cards that you can send to friends, family and co-workers. Simply select an e-Card, type in an email address and name, and send a greeting that encourages healthy eating and active living.

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Healthy Kids
Worldwide Day of Play
Worldwide Day of Play
Healthy Kids
Healthy Drink Options
Healthy Drink Options
Healthy Kids
Healthy Drink Options
Healthy Drink Options
Healthy Kids

Let’s Move Salads to Schools
Let’s Move Salads to Schools
Healthy Kids

eCard: Want a healthy body AND a healthy budget
Want a healthy body AND a healthy budget?

Fruit and Vegetable Budget Tips

Mobile Web Pages

mHealth or mobile health is a term used to describe the practice of using mobile technologies—mobile phones, text messaging services, or applications—to support public health and medicine.

Current web pages available for mobile devices:


Podcasts

Listen to or download these podcasts to learn more about the obesity epidemic, physical activity and the food systems.

Obesity

CDC Vital SignsChildhood Obesity (1:15)
This podcast is based on the August 2013 CDC Vital Signs report. The rate of obesity among low-income preschoolers has declined, but one in eight is still obese. This program briefly discusses what can be done.

CDC Vital SignsChildhood Obesity (0:60)
This 60 second public service announcement is based on the August 2013 CDC Vital Signs report. The rate of obesity among low-income preschoolers has declined, but one in eight is still obese. This program briefly discusses what can be done.
CDC Vital SignsObesidad en niños (1:15)
Este podcast se basa en el informe Signos Vitales de los CDC de agosto del 2013. La tasa de obesidad entre los niños en edad prescolar de bajos ingresos ha disminuido, pero todavía uno de cada seis niños hispanos es obeso. Este programa habla brevemente sobre lo que se puede hacer.
CDC Vital SignsChildhood Obesity – Prevention Begins with Breastfeeding
This podcast is based on the August, 2011 CDC Vital Signs report. Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the US. Breastfeeding can help prevent obesity, but one in three moms stop without hospital support.
CDC Vital SignsThe Obesity Epidemic – What Can Be Done? (1:21)
This podcast is based on the August, 2010 CDC Vital Signs report which promotes policies and programs in the community and at school and work that make the healthy choice the easy choice to reduce obesity.
CDC RadioThe Obesity Epidemic – What Can Be Done? PSA (:60)
This 60 second PSA is based on the August 2010 CDC Vital Signs report which provides information on obesity and what you can do to help fight the epidemic.
EATThe Obesity Epidemic
Learn about obesity and the community initiatives taking place to prevent and reduce this epidemic.
CDC RadioChildhood Obesity – Prevention Begins with Breastfeeding PSA (:60)
This 60 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) is based on the August, 2011 CDC Vital Signs report. Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the US. Breastfeeding can help prevent obesity, but one in three moms stop without hospital support.
Obesity and WomenObesity and Women (3:57)
This women's health podcast focuses on obesity in women and girls. It discusses obesity-related health risks and includes tips to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Physical Activity

MMWRKeep Your Kids Moving
A recent CDC study found that only about one in 10 high school students is getting enough exercise.

MMWRKeep Your Kids Moving (A Cup of Health with CDC)
If you think your child spends too much time playing video games or watching TV, you’re probably right. A recent CDC study found that only about one in 10 high school-aged students is getting enough exercise.

Food Systems

Feeding Health PodcastFeeding Health: Michael Pollan on Improving Public Health through the Food Systems
In this podcast, author Michael Pollan discusses his March 2009 visit to CDC and offers his thoughts on the intersection between the government, the food systems, and public health.

Videos

Watch, share or download these videos to learn more about the obesity epidemic, and reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.

Childhood Obesity

Video of teacher helping keep kids healthy Making Health Easier: Healthy Changes Start in Preschool
The video highlights the efforts of one educational organization, Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), to keep kids healthy at an early age.

Overweight and Obesity

Obesity Epidemic VideoThe Obesity Epidemic
This video explains the many factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic, and showcases several community initiatives taking place to prevent and reduce obesity.


Healthy Weight

CDC-TV Screen Capture: Finding a Balance.Finding a Balance
The key to reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is FINDING A BALANCE in your lifestyle that includes healthy eating and regular physical activity.


Widgets

A widget is an application that can be used by partners to display featured health content directly on their desktop, website or social media site. Widgets can also be shared with friends.

Adult BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator
Add this widget to your Web site to let anyone calculate their BMI. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding weight category. Use this calculator for adults, 20 years old and older.

CDC's State-Based Nutrition and Physical Activity Program to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases


 
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