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Physical activity and good nutrition are key factors in leading a healthy lifestyle and reducing chronic illnesses.


Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Surgeon General's Report
By 2020, one in two Americans aged 50 years or older will be at risk for fractures from osteoporosis or low bone mass.

Inventory of Qualitative Research
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new searchable Inventory of Qualitative Research for Nutrition and Physical Activity. The Web site provides basic information about qualitative studies that have been conducted in the fields of nutrition, physical activity, and other related fields. New studies will be added regularly. Please contact us if you have research to add.

Participation in High School Physical Education — United States, 1991–2003
Physical education (PE) can increase student participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity and help high school students gain the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed for lifelong physical activity.
Also available in print-friendly format (PDF - 343K).

2003 NIS Breastfeeding Data
New breastfeeding data from 2003 National Immunization Survey.

A basket of fruit and vegetables5 A Day Fruit and Vegetable of the Month
This section offers fun facts about a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. It also provides information on how to prepare fruits and vegetables and great tasting recipe ideas to help you meet the 5 A Day goal.

5 Al Dia
Announcing 5 A Day in Español, offering healthy recipes, great nutrition information, and advice for our Spanish speaking audience!

Powerful Bones. Powerful Girls.
A Web site for parents with resources and creative ways to help your daughters make healthy choices that build and maintain strong bones.

photo of tennis shoesGrowing Stronger: Strength Training for Older Adults
Participating in regular resistance (strength) training is a great way for older adults to maintain health, functional ability, and independent living. This new Web site offers an easy-to-use, home-based strength training manual and program for older adults that requires inexpensive equipment.

State Legislative InformationState Legislative Information
CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program is pleased to announce a new searchable database of state nutrition and physical activity legislative bills.

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