All communities deserve opportunities for healthy living, such as better food options, safer streets for walking and biking, more places to play, and more ways for children to be active during and after school.
However, cost, lack of access, and/or a busy modern life can make healthy living difficult.…Continue
Added by CDC on October 1, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind…Continue
Added by CDC on October 1, 2013 at 9:29am — No Comments
This September is Whole Grains Month, a time to encourage your family and community to eat more whole grains. Grains provide the fiber and nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy. And people who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet are at lower risk for some chronic diseases.
What are whole…Continue
Added by CDC on September 23, 2013 at 8:28am — No Comments
It's back to school time again, and educators, parents, and kids are focused on making this year as successful as possible. Did you know that teens who receive mostly As are almost twice as likely to get the CDC-recommended daily 60 minutes of physical…Continue
Added by CDC on September 20, 2013 at 10:54am — No Comments
Nearly one in three children in America is overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese. With September being National Childhood Obesity Awareness…Continue
Added by CDC on September 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
September is Fruits & Veggies—More Matters Month. Find creative ways to encourage your child to eat more fruits and vegetables. There are more fruits and vegetables available in fresh, frozen, canned, and…Continue
Added by CDC on September 3, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments
Parents, teachers, and students alike want to see good grades on a report card. Adding physical activity to the school day can not only keep kids healthy, but also improve academic performance.
According to CDC, teens who receive mostly As are almost…Continue
Added by CDC on August 30, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments
As the school year begins, make sure children in your community have access to healthy food at school. Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behavior patterns. What can parents, teachers, and community members do to ensure kids…Continue
Added by CDC on August 27, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments
Seed libraries are regular libraries that lend books like usual, but they also loan out seed packets. A library card allows you to check out a packet of seeds and grow your own…Continue
Added by CDC on August 21, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments
Wondering what to do with some of the fruits, veggies, or herbs you bought while celebrating National Farmers Market Week? Or are you excited about your own garden harvest and want to share the yummy food? Host a fresh-dish potluck in your neighborhood!
Send an email or call your family, friends, or neighbors,…Continue
Added by CDC on August 14, 2013 at 8:23am — No Comments
August is Family Fun Month and the chance to get your family — and families in your community — together for some fun activities! Use this month to continue, or start, healthy family traditions.
Celebrate Family Fun Month by:
Added by CDC on August 13, 2013 at 9:45am — No Comments
Physical activity keeps kids healthy, helps them maintain a healthy weight, and reduces their chances of developing chronic health problems later in life. Children ages 6–17 need 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
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Summer is the best season for ripe tomatoes, juicy peaches, sweet corn, and crisp peppers. Take advantage of National Farmers Market Week (August 4–10) to eat delicious, fresh, and healthy food while supporting local farmers and gardeners.
To join the fun and start celebrating National Farmers Market…Continue
Added by CDC on August 6, 2013 at 1:56pm — No Comments
Parents are busy. They coordinate play dates, doctor’s appointments, and science projects — not to mention their own lives! It can be hard to make time in busy days to eat right or encourage your family to exercise. But remember that your own eating and exercise behaviors can influence your family’s…Continue
Added by CDC on July 29, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments
Locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables are a healthy, cost-effective option for healthy eating, especially during the summer months. One easy way to purchase fresh produce is through a farmers market in your neighborhood.
Farmers markets distribute produce from local farms to urban and rural…Continue
Added by CDC on July 24, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Research shows that when students eat healthy and are more physically active, they do better in school. With CDC’s help, communities nationwide are putting this research into practice, inside and outside the classroom, 365 days a year.
In these podcasts, CDC experts discuss how physical activity…Continue
Added by CDC on July 19, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments
Community gardens are collaborative projects in shared open spaces where participants share in the maintenance and products of the garden, including healthful and affordable fresh fruits and vegetables.
Want to start a community garden in your community? Get started with tips from Let’s…Continue
Added by CDC on July 16, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments
Since 1985, America has celebrated Park and Recreation Month each July. This year, the National Recreation and Parks Association encourages everyone to share why parks and recreation are so vital to our lives. What is one important reason? Parks and recreation are vital to healthy…Continue
Added by CDC on July 10, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments
Independence Day is a time to celebrate your country and community. In return, many communities like to celebrate you and your health by hosting fun runs!
Fun runs are a great way to mix up your typical workout routine and bring you closer to your community and peers. You don’t need an…Continue
Added by CDC on July 3, 2013 at 8:32am — No Comments
Welcome to the middle of summer and hot weather! With hot temperatures comes an increased risk of heat stress. Heat stress occurs when your body stops producing sweat and therefore cannot cool down properly. During heat stress, your body temperature can rise so high that there is a chance of brain damage and…Continue
Added by CDC on July 1, 2013 at 9:12am — No Comments