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The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

Together, the Community Guide and the Clinical Guide provide evidence-based recommendations across the prevention spectrum.


Promoting Good Nutrition

a grouping of fruits and vegetables

Healthy eating is associated with lower risk for:

  • Chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and certain cancers
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Micronutrient deficiencies

Fewer than 25% of Americans eat fruits and vegetables 5 or more times per day (CDC) External Web Site Icon.

Task Force Recommendations and Findings

This table lists an intervention reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review, and where available, Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs).

Intervention Task Force Finding
School-Based Programs Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity Insufficient Evidence
June 2003

Presentations and Promotional Materials

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

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The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.

Sample Citation

The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Promoting good nutrition. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.