March 2022

It’s Never Too Late to Make Every Bite Count

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Maintaining a healthy eating routine is a lifelong pursuit with immense consequence. Despite the critical role that proper nutrition plays in maintaining overall health and well-being, typical American dietary patterns don’t align with the recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. Fortunately, there are some basic steps we can all take toward better maintaining a healthy eating routine.

Newly Released: Healthy People 2020 Final Review Overview of Health Disparities

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The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released the Overview of Health Disparities, the final component in the Healthy People 2020 Final Review suite of products. This component displays changes over time in disparities for a subset of measurable objectives by six selected characteristics: sex, race and ethnicity, educational attainment, family income, disability status, and geographic location. The Overview of Health Disparities is interactive and includes a chart and table that can be filtered by Healthy People 2020 topic area(s) and population characteristic(s).