Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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- CDC, along with domestic and international public health partners, is responding in West Africa to one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history.
- Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with a sick person’s blood or body fluids (urine, saliva, feces, vomit, or semen), contaminated objects (such as needles), or animals in Africa known to spread the disease (such as monkeys, apes, and bats).
- You can use CDC resources—including infographics, posters, and brochures—to promote awareness and correct misconceptions about the Ebola outbreak.
- In 2013, about one in four high school students surveyed had participated in at least one hour of physical activity per day during the week before the survey.
- Children and adolescents should be physically active for at least an hour a day. Being active during the school day can enhance academic performance Cdc-pdf[PDF-2.5MB].
- Schools can use CDC’s Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: A Guide for Schools to help students meet their physical activity requirements and develop knowledge, skills, and confidence to remain active for a lifetime.
- Almost half of American adults have at least one major risk factorExternal for cardiovascular disease, including obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
- Each year, nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the US is caused by heart disease and stroke, but at least 200,000 of these deaths can be prevented through healthy habits like regular physical activity and eating right.
- You can help others improve their eating habits by promoting the Million Hearts® initiative’s Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Resource CenterExternal.
- Children are eating more fruits, but not more vegetables.
- Six in ten children still aren’t eating enough fruits, and nine in ten aren’t eating enough vegetablesExternal.
- Schools and childcare providers can help close this gap by meeting federal nutrition standards and letting children grow, taste, and prepare their own fruits and vegetables on site.
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