Nutrition & Physical Activity

Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a 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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January 11, 2019
October 12, 2018
  • About 10 million adults with arthritis have symptoms of anxiety or depression.
  • Chronic joint pain and mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression can influence each other, causing symptoms of either or both to worsen.
  • Healthcare providers can screen arthritis patients for anxiety and depression, as well as encourage patients to take part in physical activity and self-management education programs.
August 3, 2018
May 11, 2018
November 9, 2017

March 17, 2017

January 27, 2017

October 28, 2016
  • People are living longer and better with diabetes, but that means they can have diabetes-related health complications longer, too.
  • Controlling blood sugar levels can help prevent or delay complications, and early detection and treatment of complications can keep them from getting worse.
  • Healthcare and public health professionals can support patients by sharing this collection of articles created for people at risk for or living with diabetes.

September 30, 2016

April 29, 2016
  • Birth facilities that support breastfeeding can increase the likelihood that new mothers will start and continue breastfeeding, which can improve the child’s health.
  • Data from CDC’s Prevention Status Reports show that in many states, birth facilities are improving breastfeeding support; in 2015, 15 states rated “green” on their breastfeeding support practices, up from only 5 states in 2013.
  • You can see how your state rates on policies and practices to address nutrition and other important health concerns in the latest Prevention Status Reports.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015