Press Releases, Press Kits, and VitalSigns
|June 14, 2018 – Statement||Adults Living in Rural Counties More Likely to be Obese than Adults Living in Urban Counties|
|November 24, 2017 – Press Release||
Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits or Vegetables
Men, younger adults, and people living in poverty get the fewest.
|November 17, 2016 – Press Release||
CDC Reports Improvement in Childhood Obesity among Young Children Enrolled in WIC
34 states report modest decreases
|September 20, 2016 – Digital Press Kit||Adults Need More Activity|
|September 20, 2016 – Press Release||
More than 1 in 4 US adults over 50 do not engage in regular physical activity
Inactivity puts 31 million at risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer
|August 22, 2016 – Press Release||
Breastfeeding Rates Continue To Rise
Moms need ongoing community support to breastfeed as recommended
|October 6, 2015 – Digital Press Kit||Hospital Support for Breastfeeding|
|October 6, 2015 – Press Release||
Vital Signs: Breastfeeding Support Improves in Many U.S. Hospitals
Hospital support for breastfeeding has improved since 2007
|September 21, 2015 – Media Advisory||
New CDC state obesity maps now available
The latest CDC maps detailing the prevalence of obesity for all U.S. states based on 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data is now available.
|September 09, 2014 – Press Release||
CDC 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 Advisory||
New 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 Release||
Vital Signs: Children eating more fruit, but fruit and vegetable intake still too low
Childcare and schools can help children meet daily recommendations
|August 5, 2014 – Digital Press Kit||
Children Eating More Fruit, but Fruit and Vegetable Intake Still Too Low
Child care and schools can help children meet daily recommendations
|July 31, 2014 – Media Advisory||The 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 Advisory||
New state physical activity indicator report now available online
The report includes physical activity behavior, environment and policy information for each state.
|May 6, 2014 – Digital Press Kit||
Inactivity Related to Chronic Disease in Adults with Disabilities
Half of adults with disability get no aerobic physical activity
|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
|January 8, 2014 – Digital Press Kit||Obesity Declines Among Low-Income Preschoolers|
|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.
|September 29, 2011||
CDC takes new steps to combat childhood obesity
Research project will focus on doctors, communities and families to help children make healthy choices.
|April 26, 2011||
CDC Report Highlights Lack of Healthy Food Environments for Children
More support needed in communities, child care facilities and schools.
|January 20, 2011||Everyone Can Help Make Breastfeeding Easier, Surgeon General Says in “Call to Action”External|
|September 14, 2010||
Three out of Four New Moms Initiate Breastfeeding
However only 43 percent of babies still being breastfed at 6 months of age.
|August 3, 2010||More U.S. Adults Report Being Obese|
|June 24, 2010||CDC Survey Finds Nine in 10 U.S. Adults Consume Too Much Sodium|
|May 25, 2010||CDC Report Highlights States’ Abilities to Support Physical Activity|
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