This month, the CDC released its Breastfeeding Report Card for 2014, coinciding with National Breastfeeding Month in the United States. The results of the report show that 79 percent of mothers initiate breastfeeding, up from 75 percent a year ago.
Current training for medical professionals in nutrition and exercise is inadequate to cope with the nation’s obesity epidemic.
Teaching Nutrition and Physical Activity in Medical School: Training Doctors for Prevention-Oriented Care
To combat threats of obesity and obesity-related chronic disease, health care providers must be better equipped to address issues of diet and physical activity.
Visualizing the troublesome state of nutrition and physical activity training in medical school.
Like the United States, Ireland presents alarming obesity statistics: 23 percent of two-to four-year-olds are overweight or obese, and 61 percent of Irish adults are overweight or obese.
Fellow Fridays is a series of profiles of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s roster of fourteen Senior Fellows. This week, we are sharing advice from former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman. He co-chairs BPC’s Commission on Political Reform and Nutrition…
Event: Teaching Nutrition and Physical Activity in Medical School: Training Doctors for Prevention-Oriented Care
Fifty percent of Americans live with one or more chronic illnesses, and diet and physical activity are key risk factors for many. Health care professionals are uniquely positioned to change this trend through patient education, but unfortunately they often lack…
Our health care system and the federal budget are drowning under the burden of chronic diseases, like obesity and diabetes, and their associated costs. Health care spending is a primary driver of our annual federal deficit and care for patients…
Our nation is in the midst of a public health crisis so profound that is it undermining our well-being, our economic competitiveness and even our long-term national security.