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CDC nutrition efforts cover a wide spectrum of related topics. Good nutrition is vital to good health, disease prevention, and essential for healthy growth and development of children and adolescents.

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 Nutrition for Everyone
While you know it is important to eat a healthy diet, it isn’t always easy to sort through all of the information available about nutrition and food choices. The CDC has compiled a variety of resources with healthy eating tips and information.
fruits and veggies matter
Check out the new Fruit & Veggies Matter Web site for tips, recipes, and more! You can find easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables into your daily eating patterns.
breastfeeding   Breastfeeding
Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding. CDC's Breastfeeding site has frequently asked questions, recommendations, national breastfeeding statistics as well as information on a variety of other topics. You can also find links to other breastfeeding resources.

resources for health professionals

  Resources for Health Professionals
A comprehensive collection of resources designed to assist professionals working in areas of nutrition, health promotion, and disease prevention. You will find information about CDC-supported programs and research, key reports and recommendations, and surveillance data.

Folic Acid

  Folic Acid
Folic acid is a B vitamin. It is used in our bodies to make new cells. If a woman has enough folic acid in her body before she is pregnant, it can help prevent major birth defects of her baby’s brain and spine.
Healthy Youth Nutrition Topics   Healthy Youth Nutrition Topics
This section provides information about school nutrition programs and policies, and statistics related to adolescent nutrition and health.
BAM!   BAM! Body and Mind
Designed for kids 9–13 years old, BAM! Body and Mind gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.
cantaloupe   Food Safety
Preventing foodborne illness and death remains a major public health challenge.
 • CDC Food Safety
 • FDA Safe Handling of Fruits and Vegetables
 • FDA News and Alerts

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Page last reviewed: May 22, 2007
Page last updated: May 21, 2008
Content Source: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion