December 2021

Check Out the New Consumer-Friendly Handouts Based on the Dietary Guidelines!

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has added 5 new consumer-friendly handouts based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 to our Toolkit for Professionals. The new handouts take a life stage approach and reflect the science-based nutrition guidance in the current edition of the Dietary Guidelines.

Physical Activity Is Good for the Mind and the Body

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Increasing physical activity directly contributes to improved mental health and better overall health and well-being. Physical activity has many well-established mental health benefits that include improved brain health and cognitive function, a reduced risk of anxiety and depression, and improved sleep and overall quality of life.

#GetYour60: Implementing the Move Your Way® Teen Challenge in Chicago

ODPHP is working with 4 pilot communities to implement the Move Your Way ® campaign for specific audiences. Each community is focused on a specific population—teens, older adults, pregnant and postpartum people, or Spanish speakers. Read on to learn how the Chicago Park District is using the Move Your Way campaign to engage teens in their community.

Partnering with NACCHO to Support Local Health Departments’ Physical Activity Efforts

Physical activity is vital to maintaining and improving the health and well-being of people of all ages and provides physical, social, and mental health benefits. Physical activity promotion at the community level is especially important because barriers to physical activity vary greatly across different environments and groups...