ODPHP is inviting public- and private-sector organizations that support Healthy People’s vision of a society in which all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across the lifespan to become Healthy People 2030 Champions! On Wednesday, July 28, at 1 p.m. ET, we’ll host an informational webinar for organizations that are interested in learning about the Healthy People 2030 Champions program.
By Dana DeSilva, PhD, RD, ORISE health policy fellow, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and LT Dennis Anderson-Villaluz, MBA, RD, LDN, FAND, nutrition advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Good nutrition across the lifespan helps prevent chronic disease — and we know that it’s never too late to make improvements to support healthy aging. Older adults are at greater risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer — as well as health conditions related to changes in muscle and bone mass, such as osteoporosis. The good news is that this population can mitigate some of these risks by eating nutrient-dense foods and maintaining an active lifestyle.