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September National Health Observances: Childhood Obesity, Food Safety and Education, Healthy Aging, and Recovery Awareness


08/27/2020 01:35 PM EDT

Webcast: Sept. 17, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET 

On September 17th, ODPHP will host the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) Annual Meeting!

PCSFN is a federal advisory committee supported by ODPHP that works to increase sports participation among youth of all backgrounds and abilities and to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all Americans. This year’s meeting is virtual and will convene PCSFN members to discuss a new report by the PCSFN Science Board and report on ongoing Council activities. PCSFN will also announce a new partnership initiative aligned with the National Youth Sports Strategy.

This event is open to the public and registration is requiredThis link is external to

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08/26/2020 10:00 AM EDT

Help spread the word about National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Healthy Aging Month, National Food Safety and Education Month, and National Recovery Month in September.

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08/24/2020 09:38 AM EDT

A new report from the Healthy People Law and Health Policy project — The Role of Law and Policy in Assisting Families to Reach Healthy People’s Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Breastfeeding Goals in the United States — identifies progress and priority areas for meeting Healthy People 2020 objectives related to breastfeeding.

Dr. Alison StuebeThis link is external to, an obstetrician and distinguished scholar in infant and young child feeding in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, coauthored the report. In this blog post, she focuses on some of the challenges related to breastfeeding and opportunities for law and policy to improve breastfeeding rates.

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