Physical activity and healthy eating are key strategies for reducing and preventing overweight and obesity. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight helps reduce the risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other chronic disease.
Public health programs in the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Section work together to promote Choosemyplate.gov recommendations of:
- Diabetes Education Program
- Obesity Prevention Program - promotes the adoption and implementation of systems and policies that support healthy eating and physical activity.
- Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program