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Nutrition

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Pregnant and Considering Breastfeeding?

Are you pregnant and considering breastfeeding your baby? Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding and how to be prepared. Here are some things you can do before you go into labor. (2022)

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Healthy Eating Tips

Most people in the United States need to adjust their eating patterns to increase their intake of dietary fiber, calcium, vitamin D, and potassium. At the same time, we need to consume less added sugar, saturated fat, and sodium. Here are some ways to get started. (2022)

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Rethink Your Drink

Sugary drinks are the leading source of added sugars in the American diet. See tricks to rethink your drink. (2022)

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Breastfeeding Benefits Both Baby and Mom

Breastfeeding has health benefits for both babies and mothers. Learn five great benefits of breastfeeding. (2021)

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Tips to Help Your Picky Eater

Good nutrition is important for young children to help them grow healthy and strong. Here are some tips to help your picky eater try new foods. (2020)

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Good Nutrition Starts Early

Kids’ early eating experiences can affect how they eat as they get older. That’s why it’s so important to introduce them to healthy foods from the very beginning. (2019)

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Tome el tenedor por el mango: ¡elija una buena alimentación!

Tener una alimentación rica en frutas y verduras puede ayudar a reducir el riesgo de muchas de las principales causas de enfermedad y muerte, añadir importantes nutrientes a su alimentación y ayudar a controlar su peso. (2019)

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Disaster Planning: Infant and Child Feeding

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and tornados, can make it hard for parents and caregivers to feed their infants and young children safely. Follow these tips to feed your child safely when disaster strikes. (2018)

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Obesity

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Preventing Childhood Obesity: 4 Things Families Can Do

Learn ways to promote healthy growth in children and prevent obesity. (2022)

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Physical Activity

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10 Reasons to Get Moving Today!

Physical activity is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. Here are 10 benefits of physical activity to get you moving today! (2022)

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Tips for Getting More Active Minutes

Between work, school, errands, volunteering, and family commitments, finding time for physical activity can be challenging. If that describes you, remember that some movement is better than none! (2022)

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The Surprising Trick to Banishing Burnout

Physical activity may be the last thing you feel up to if you have diabetes burnout. But getting and staying active can provide some immediate rewards to help get you back on track! (2021)

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Physical Activity Boosts Brain Health

Regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Not only is it good for your muscles and bones, it can keep your brain healthy, too. (2021)

Stay Active This Winter

6 Tips to Stay Active This Winter

Whether indoors or outdoors, be as active as you can—and have fun! (2021)

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Take a Walk in the Mall

If it’s too hot or too cold or too wet to be outside today, why not go to your nearest mall for a walk or wheelchair roll? (2021)

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Physical Activity for People with Disability

Less than half of US adults with serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs report engaging in aerobic physical activity. Here are some ways that people with disabilities can stay active and healthy. (2020)

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Designing Activity-Friendly Communities

Learn how improving walkability provides many opportunities for people to be physically active. (2019)

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Healthy Living

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Healthy Bodies and Minds

See tips for supporting your child’s physical and emotional well-being. (2022)

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Enhanced Immunity

Our immune systems are complex; here are 6 tips to enhance immunity. (2021)

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Top Tips for Healthy Holiday Travel

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is here and you may be preparing for holiday travel. Whether by land or air, we’ve got ways to help you stay healthy while on the go. Here are our Top Tips for Healthy Holiday Travel! (2021)

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Healthier Holidays in 1 – 2 – 3!

If better health is the gift you want to give yourself this holiday season, try these tips to add more movement to your day and healthy foods to your plate. (2021)

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Learn about health initiatives important for Hispanic health. (2017)

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