August 2021

September National Health Observances: Healthy Aging, Food Safety and Education, Substance Use Recovery, and More!

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Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. In September we’re raising awareness about healthy aging, food safety, childhood obesity, and substance use recovery.

Updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans Toolkit Now Available!

ODPHP has launched our updated toolkit for health professionals, with consumer-friendly fact sheets based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025. This edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science and serves as the foundation for nutrition policies and programs across the United States.

Nutrition During Breastfeeding: How Health Professionals Can Support Healthy Moms and Babies

By Julia Quam, MSPH, RDN, ORISE health policy fellow, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Dennis Anderson-Villaluz, MBA, RD, LDN, FAND, nutrition advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion August is National Breastfeeding Month and this year’s theme, Every Step of the Way, emphasizes providing coordinated support to meet the needs of breastfeeding families throughout this life stage...

Introducing… Healthy People in Action!

Healthy People 2030’s partners and communities nationwide are working hard to help us realize Healthy People’s vision of a society in which all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across the lifespan. And now you can read all about their efforts in our Healthy People in Action blog posts! Through these posts, you’ll learn how organizations and communities across the country are working to improve health, reduce health disparities, and achieve health equity...