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Nutrition & Physical Activity


Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office 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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March 17, 2017

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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.

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September 12, 2014

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May 9, 2014

  • According to the new CDC Vital Signs report, nearly half of adults with disabilities get no aerobic physical activity—an important health behavior to help avoid and manage many chronic diseases.
  • Adults aged 18–64 years who have a disability and get no aerobic physical activity are 50% more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer than those who get the recommended amount of physical activity.
  • Doctors and other health professionals can use CDC’s physical activity and disabilities resources page to recommend physical activity among adults with disabilities.

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