April 2020

Shaping Policy in Boulder County: Helping Families Get the Benefits of Breastfeeding

Legal and policy approaches can be important tools for achieving healthier communities. A new report—The Role of Law and Policy in Assisting Families to Reach Healthy People’s Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Breastfeeding Goals in the United States—provides evidence-based information and identifies priority areas that can help communities achieve Healthy People objectives.

Celebrate National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Each May the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition encourages Americans to #MoveinMay in celebration of National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. This year, the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition is teaming up with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s (ODPHP) Move Your Way campaign to promote safe physical activity while practicing social distancing...

May National Health Observances: Physical Fitness and Sports, Hepatitis Awareness, Stroke Awareness, and Women’s Health

National Health Observances

Help spread the word about National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, Hepatitis Awareness Month, National Stroke Awareness Month, and National Women's Health Week in May. Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight issues affecting health across the nation. The NHOs in our May roundup help raise awareness about physical activity, hepatitis, stroke, and women’s health...

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Updates: Final Protocols Now Available and New Release Date for Draft Report

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s final systematic review protocols are now posted online at dietaryguidelines.gov. These protocols take into account input from the full Committee during its public meetings and public comments received throughout the Committee’s work. Each protocol provides the literature search strategy, the list of scientific articles included in the review, and the list of articles excluded after full-text screening, with at least one rationale for exclusion...