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Inventory of Local Initiatives Summary Information on Key Strategies and Lessons Learned from Previous Initiatives

You can find setting specific resources by selecting the appropriate area in the left margin.  You can also select our program resources from the list below or select this file for a full list of program materials (PDF, 337 KB) .

 

Inventory of Nutrition and Physical Activity Program and Coalition Activities  

On this page, you will find links to activities/projects/programs (also known as initiatives) that are taking place in communities throughout Wisconsin.

 

 

Key Strategies Table (PDF, 261 KB). A table listing evidence-based and best practice strategies recommended by national organizations.

Community Initiatives - Lessons learned from the field.  (PDF, 22 KB)

Footprints to Health was an initiative that began when the Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (NPAO) Program awarded a grant to the Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Coalition of Marathon County. The initiative was designed to create a local intervention that might be transferable to other communities.  

Program Materials

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Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan (PDF, 17 MB) - The Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan is a long range planning document focusing on the best ways to be active, eat well and prevent obesity. 

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Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan: Executive Summary (PDF, 1.2 MB)- Highlights from the The Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan.
Obesity Report Cover Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity in Wisconsin - Illustrates the problem of overweight and obesity in Wisconsin adults and youth and describes the consequences of the problem. Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Kit Ten Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers Resource Kit (PDF, 944 KB) - A resource kit to assist child care providers and community groups to implement strategies to promote, protect and support breastfeeding women. Child care center staff can earn continuing education units.

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Healthy Bites - Complete Resource Kit  (PDF, 5.3 MB) This kit focuses primarily on nutrition and has been developed to support a healthier environment for children in the Early Care and Education setting.

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Active Early - Complete Resource Kit (PDF, 8.4 MB) This kit focuses primarily on physical activity and has been developed to support a healthier environment for children in the Early Care and Education setting. Spanish Version (PDF, 11.5 MB)
Executive Summary Cover photo Weighing and Measuring in Schools (PDF, 1.69 MB) - This document has been developed to: 1) help schools to be better informed on whether or not to weigh and measure students; 2) provide guidance and policy recommendations to schools: and 3) to provide resources for schools to create healthy environments.

Active Schools Toolkit (PDF, 1.66 MB) - A toolkit to assess your school's physical activity offerings, and materials to implement 17 key strategies to help reach the goal of 60 minutes of physical activity per day for students.

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Got Access? (PDF, 10.2 MB) is a guide for improving access to fruits and vegetables in local communities. Local coalitions, community organizations, and mobilized citizens can use the components of this guide to increase the availability of and access to fruits and vegetables.

Active Community Kit

Active Community Environments (ACEs) Resource Kit - A tool to assist communities with implementing strategies that have been proven to be effective in creating environments that encourage physical activity.  The kit walks you through a six-step process for developing an Active Community Environment. (new version pending)

Got Veggies

Got Veggies?  

Got Veggies? is a garden-based nutrition education curriculum created with the goal of getting children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

The 2010 Worksite Wellness Resource Kit - The latest edition of the resource kit was completed in December 2010, with additional information added based on input from worksites.

Got Dirt Kit

Got Dirt? Toolkit (PDF, 2.7 MB) - The Got Dirt? toolkit is designed to provide simple, step-by-step plans for starting school, community, and child care gardens.  Never gardened? That's okay…the kit contains tips from garden experts and garden success stories from around Wisconsin. 

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Do you think you have a healthy worksite for your employees? Apply for the Governor's Worksite Wellness Award and see if your worksite can be an award winner.

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Order Up Healthy (PDF, 5.8 MB) is a toolkit for addressing the food environments within and surrounding restaurants in Wisconsin communities.  Local coalitions, local community leaders, and other public health practitioners can use Order Up Healthy as a tool to increase the availability and access to healthier foods and beverages.

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 Check Out Healthy (PDF, 8 MB) is a toolkit for addressing the food environments within and surrounding food stores in Wisconsin communities.  Local coalitions, local community leaders and other public health practitioners can use Check Out Healthy as a tool to increase the availability of and access to healthier foods and beverages.
What works in Early Care and Education What Works is a series of two to four page papers summarizing evidence-based and promising strategies that focus on helping people eat healthier and be more active.  The current series includes:

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Last Updated: December 09, 2013