Promoting Good Nutrition
Healthy eating is associated with lower risk for:
- Chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and certain cancers
- Overweight and obesity
- Micronutrient deficiencies
Nutrition among the U.S. population needs improvement.
- 63% of the adult population is overweight or obese (CDC) .
- Fewer than 25% of Americans eat fruits and vegetables 5 or more times per day (CDC) .
Task Force Recommendations & Findings
This table lists the intervention reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on the underlined intervention title for a summary of the review and Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs).
|School-Based Programs Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity||Insufficient Evidence
The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC.
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