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Eat Right  Nutrition
 Proper nutrition is critical to good health. But identifying which foods you need for a healthy diet can be challenging. These resources can help you get started. more more on nutrition
get active  Physical Activity
 Regular physical activity reduces the risk for many diseases, helps control weight, and strengthens muscles, bones, and joints. more more on physical activity
Overweight & Obesity  Overweight and Obesity
 Increases in obesity — among both adults and children — have prompted concern about the implications for Americans’ health. more more on overweight and obesity

CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) takes a public health approach to address the role of nutrition and physical activity in improving the public's health and preventing and controlling chronic diseases. The scope of DNPAO activities includes epidemiological and behavioral research, surveillance, training and education, intervention development, health promotion and leadership, policy and environmental change, communication and social marketing, and partnership development.

For Health Professionals

Physical Activity
Overweight and Obesity
State-based Programs
for health professionals

For Everyone

Healthy Weight
BMI - Body Mass Index
Physical Activity
for everyone

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Healthy WeightNEW

Healthy Weight – It's not just a diet, it's a lifestyle
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn't just about a "diet" or "program". It is part of a ongoing lifestyle that you can adopt now and stay with for years to come. A healthy weight contributes to good health now and as you age.

fruits and veggies
This Web site supports the "Fruits and Veggies - More Matters" initiative, which encourages the consumption of fruits and vegetables for improved public health. CDC developed and maintains the site in partnership with federal agencies and other organizations.

At A Glance 2008 – Physical Activity and Good Nutrition: Essential Elements to Prevent Chronic Disease and Obesity

research to practiceThe Weight Management Research to Practice Series
Designed to summarize the science on a weight management topic for health professionals and the lay audience.

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Page last reviewed: August 13, 2008
Page last updated: August 13, 2008
Content Source: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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Programs & Campaigns

The Youth Media Campaign, VERBTM
The Youth Media Campaign focuses on getting youth excited about increasing physical activity in their lives, while helping parents, educators, and youth leaders see the importance of physical activity to the overall health of tweens.
Selected Conferences & Events

American Dietetic Association (ADA) Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management*
San Francisco, CA
September 18-20, 2008

National WIC Association (NWA) Nutrition & Breastfeeding Conference 2008*
WIC: A Playground of Cultures
Louisville, KY
September 23-25, 2008

American Dietetic Association (ADA) Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo*
Chicago, IL
October 25-28, 2008

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