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- Tuesday, July 26, 2022—Press Release
2022 REACH Lark Award Recipients Recognized for Excellence in Advancing Health Equity
- Thursday, January 20, 2022—Press Release
CDC Releases Updated Maps of America’s High Levels of Inactivity
More than 1 in 5 adults is inactive in all but four states, and differences exist by race/ethnicity and location.
- Number of States with High Obesity Prevalence Rises to Sixteen
Up from nine states in 2018 and 12 in 2019, the 2020 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps show that 16 states now have an adult obesity prevalence at or above 35%.
- New CDC data finds adult obesity is increasing
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adult obesity prevalence is increasing and racial and ethnic disparities persist.
- Wednesday, August 5, 2020—Press Release
CDC Presents Inaugural Award for Advancements in Health Equity to Oregon’s Lessie Williams
Recipients work to eliminate health disparities through Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)
- Thursday, January 16, 2020—Press Release
CDC Maps America’s High Levels of Inactivity
Physical inactivity differs by state, region, race, and ethnicity
- Thursday, November 21, 2019—Press Release
Decline in Early Childhood Obesity in WIC Families
Improvement shown among young children enrolled in food assistance program in 41 U.S. states and territories
- Thursday, September 12, 2019—Media Statement
New CDC Obesity Prevalence Maps: Nine states report adult obesity at or above 35 percent
Differences by race, ethnicity, and location
- Wednesday, September 12, 2018—Media Statement
Seven states now report obesity at or above 35 percent
- Monday, August 20, 2018—Press Release
CDC Releases 2018 Breastfeeding Report Card
- Thursday, June 14, 2018—Media Statement
Adults Living in Rural Counties More Likely to be Obese than Adults Living in Urban Counties
|Friday, November 24, 2017 — Press Release||Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits or Vegetables
Fastest rise seen among racial/ethnic minority groups.
|Thursday, August 31, 2017 — Media Advisory||New CDC Data Shows US Adults Still Struggling with Obesity|
|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 — 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 — 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|
|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.
|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
|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
– Press briefing transcript
|July 31, 2013 — Press Release||U.S. breastfeeding rates continue to rise
Keeping moms and babies together during the hospital stay is important to progress
|May 2, 2013 — Press Release||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 — Press Release||More Mothers are Breastfeeding
African American mothers need more support
|August 10, 2012 — Press Release||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 — Press Release||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 — Press ReleaseCDC 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 — Press ReleaseCDC 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 — Press Release||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 — Press Release||CDC Report Highlights Lack of Healthy Food Environments for Children
More support needed in communities, child care facilities and schools.
|January 20, 2011 — Press Release||Everyone Can Help Make Breastfeeding Easier, Surgeon General Says in “Call to Action”|
|September 14, 2010 — Press Release||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 — Press Release||More U.S. Adults Report Being Obese|
|June 24, 2010 — Press Release||CDC Survey Finds Nine in 10 U.S. Adults Consume Too Much Sodium|
|May 25, 2010 — Press Release||CDC Report Highlights States’ Abilities to Support Physical Activity|
|November 19, 2009 — Press Release||Highest Rates of Obesity, Diabetes in the South, Appalachia, and Some Tribal Lands|
|October 1, 2009 — Press Release||Obese and Overweight Women Have a Higher Risk of Giving Birth to Baby with Heart Defects|
|September 29, 2009 — Press Release||Majority of Americans not Meeting Recommendations for Fruit and Vegetable Consumption – CDC Issues First State by State Report|
|July 29, 2009 — Press Release||CDC Recognizes Innovative Obesity Prevention and Control Initiatives with Weight of the Nation Awards|
|July 23, 2009 — Press Release||Obesity Among Low-Income Preschool Aged Children Appears to be Slowing|
|July 16, 2009 — Press Release||New Obesity Data Shows Blacks Have the Highest Rates of Obesity|
|July 8, 2009 — Press Release||Obesity Among U.S. Adults Continues to Rise|
|June 25, 2009 — Press Release||CDC Introduces New Website to Help Employers Combat Obesity and Reduce Health-Related Costs|
|June 18, 2019 — Grand Rounds||Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition — The Thousand Day Window of Opportunity|
|August 21, 2018 — Grand Rounds||Preventing Childhood Obesity – Eating Better, Moving More|
|October 3, 2017 — Vital Signs||Cancer and Obesity|
|September 20, 2016 — Vital Signs Press Release||Adults 50+ Need More Activity|
|October 6, 2015 — Vital Signs Digital Press Kit||Breastfeeding Support Improves in Many U.S. Hospitals|
|August 5, 2014 — Vital Signs Digital Press Kit||Fruit and Vegetable Intake Among Children|
|May 6, 2014 — Vital Signs Digital Press Kit||Inactivity Related to Chronic Disease in Adults with Disabilities|
|August 6, 2013 — Vital Signs Digital Press Kit||Progress on Childhood Obesity|
|June 17, 2010 — Grand Rounds||The Childhood Obesity Epidemic: Threats and Opportunities|
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