September 2018

Celebrate Go4Life Month in September

By Stephanie Dailey, Director, Go4Life Campaign, National Institute on Aging This September, join the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and our network of Federal, national, and local partners to celebrate the fourth annual Go4Life Month! Highlighting the Importance of Exercise as We Age Go4Life® is NIA’s national campaign to help adults 50+ fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life...

TOOLKIT: Fruits & Veggies — More Matters Month

Eating fruits and vegetables has many health benefits. People who eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help lower their risk many health problems — including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and some types of cancers. Fruits & Veggies — More Matters Month in September is a great time to spread the word about the importance of healthy eating, and to encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved...

TOOLKIT: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

One in 5 children in the United States are obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Take action during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month! You can encourage communities, health professionals, and families to work together to raise awareness about the obesity epidemic and show people how to work towards a solution...