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Wisconsin Physical Activity and Nutrition Road Map

Introducing the Nutrition Road Map

The Wisconsin Physical Activity and Nutrition Road Map (P-03170) is a new resource from the Wisconsin Chronic Disease Prevention Program, in partnership with healthTIDE, created with the feedback and engagement of community organizations and leaders, statewide agencies, and other groups working on efforts that support healthy communities through policy, systems, and environmental change. This resource serves as a starting point to understand key data, community needs, evidence-based strategies, and infrastructure needed to implement equitable physical activity and nutrition initiatives statewide.

The Road Map is intended to serve and support Wisconsin communities and their efforts to create healthier places and spaces that center equity and support optimal health. Note: This is an iterative document and our website will be updated to include more resources.

Get involved and stay updated!

  • Share the Physical Activity and Nutrition Road Map with your networks.
  • Align COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts to healthy community strategies.
  • Include Road Map strategies in local and state investments for COVID-19 response and recovery, and community resilience investments.
  • Share how your organization and/or community have been impacted by increases in food insecurity, lack of access to physical activity spaces, food supply change concerns, etc. with local and state decision-makers.
  • Visit healthTIDE and sign up for email alerts.
  • Follow healthTIDE social media (Facebook and Twitter @healthTIDE) for relevant statewide updates and opportunities.
  • Join the Department of Health Services Physical Activity and Nutrition list to get related news and messages.

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Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) and Breastfeeding Strategies

The following list of PAN and breastfeeding strategies are meant to be utilized and adapted based on community needs. Based on our discussions with community members, we know that innovative community-led, practice-based, or evidence-based strategies adapted to fit the different needs and culture of a community are necessary to center community-driven solutions and ideas. These strategies should be prioritized in communities and among populations that have experienced inequitable distribution of power and resources.

  • Access to places for physical activity
    • Walking or activity groups
    • Groups that support people with disabilities or chronic conditions
  • Social supports
    • Shared-use agreements
    • Workplace facilities and policies
    • Improve access to community physical activity facilities
  • Prompts to encourage physical activity
    • Point of decision signage (e.g., prompt to take the stairs)
    • A system of signs (wayfinding) to more easily navigate walkable places
    • Active transportation promotion
  • Activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations
    • Complete streets
    • Comprehensive or master plans supportive of active living
    • Zoning to support active travel
    • Active transportation options to and from school (e.g., Safe routes to school)
    • Walking and biking routes and trails
    • Safety and crime prevention
  • Community campaigns
    • Events combined with multichannel messaging
  • School and youth programs
    • Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP)
    • Opportunities to be active before, during, and after school
    • Policy and programming for 60 to 120 minutes of daily physical activity in Early Care & Education (ECE)
    • Policy and programming to limit screen time to less than one hour daily in ECE
  • Individual supports
    • Peer and professional support
    • Technology, wearables, and apps

  • Access to healthy food and beverages
    • Food sovereignty for Tribal Nations
    • Robust local and regional food systems
    • Farm to institution
    • Gardening initiatives
    • Healthy options in retail venues
    • Nutrition incentives for federal nutrition assistance programs
  • Healthy nutrition environments
    • Healthy foods and beverages available and promoted
    • No or limited marketing of unhealthy food and beverage options
  • Nutrition policy
    • Healthy nutrition standards in public venues and worksites
    • Healthy options in emergency food programs
    • Food policy councils
    • Zoning to support healthy retail outlets and fewer unhealthy food and beverage outlets
    • Promotion and expansion of federal nutrition assistance programs
  • Individual supports
    • Nutrition education
    • Technology and apps for cooking and healthy eating tips

  • Breastfeeding and chestfeeding
    • Community peer counselors and support groups
    • Evidence-based maternity care practices
    • Continuity of care and referral systems
    • Private lactation spaces in public venues and work sites


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Last revised April 18, 2022