Press Releases, Press Kits, and VitalSigns

2017 Newsroom
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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.

 2016 Newsroom
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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
2015 Newsroom 
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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.

2014 Newsroom 
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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

2013 Newsroom 
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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

2012 Newsroom 
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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.

2011 Newsroom 
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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

2010 Newsroom 
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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