CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) is working
to implement policy and environmental strategies to make healthy eating and active living accessible and affordable for everyone.
Other Healthy Living Topics
Overweight and Obesity
Obesity is common, serious and costly. In 2009-2010, more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) were obese.
Good nutrition is vital to good health, disease prevention, and essential for healthy growth and development of children and adolescents.
One of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant is to breastfeed.
Staying in control of your weight contributes to good health now and as you age.