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Reports, Studies and Statistics

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics.

Provides updated statistics about the well-being of Americans primarily age 65 and over. The indicators are categorized into five broad areas-population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors and health care.

Department of Health and Human Services.

Committee report that documents the scientific background and rationale for the 2008 edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The Physical Activity Guidelines summarize the latest knowledge about activity and health, with depth and flexibility targeting specific population subgroups.

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Provides county-level statistics on food environment factors, such as access to grocery stores, food prices, community health, and food assistance programs, that shape food choices and diet quality.

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Health and Medicine Division.

Provides recommended steps local governments can take in creating environments that make it easier for children to eat healthy diets and get more physical activity.