October 2021

November National Health Observances: Diabetes, Lung Cancer, and More

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Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) to highlight important health issues that affect Americans every day. In November we’re raising awareness about diabetes, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and antibiotic resistance.

Looking Back and Moving Forward: Elevating Youth Sports in a Changing World

It has been a little over a year since our office launched the National Youth Sports Strategy Champions (NYSS Champions) partnership initiative at the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Annual Meeting in September 2020. NYSS Champions are recognized for their work promoting youth sports participation and supporting the vision of the National Youth Sports Strategy: that one day all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports. Today, we celebrate and thank the 167 organizations that are part of the network.

FDA Issues Final Guidance for Voluntary Sodium Reduction Targets

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken new action to address preventable, chronic diseases and advance health equity for all. The FDA has issued final guidance to set voluntary sodium reduction targets for the producers of foods Americans eat every day. This is a significant step in creating a healthier food supply to help reverse the trend of diet-related chronic diseases and the disproportionate burden experienced by racial and ethnic minority groups.