Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Alphabetical Topic Listing

Use this feature to find information on this website by topic. Select one of the letter ranges below to view topics starting with those letters.

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  • Active Living by Design - Active Living by Design is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is a part of the UNC School of Public Health in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This program establishes innovative approaches to increase physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies.
  • Afterschool Active Hours - Site for resources, tools and information around activity, nutrition, and more to help afterschool providers and advocates.
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation - Tools and information created by a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation to fight childhood obesity.
  • American Dietetic Association - Accurate and up-to-date nutrition information and tips, including how to locate a Registered Dietitian in your area.
  • American Obesity Association - Comprehensive site that includes information on advocacy issues, news updates, and fact sheets on overweight and obesity.

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  • Environment - Tips and tools on how to create a good environment for physical activity, particularly walking and biking (Active Living Leadership).

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  • Food Guide - ChooseMyPlate.gov - Find a personalized plan with recommendations for healthier eating. Visit this interactive website for a personal plan, as well as tips and suggestions for eating healthier and being physically active. (ChooseMyPlate replaced the Food Guide Pyramid.)
  • Food Labels - General information and educational tools about food labels.
     
  • Foods to Avoid - Sugary drinks, salty foods, and “Xtreme”-calorie restaurant meals are among the things you should eat less of.

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  • "Got Dirt?" P-40112 (PDF) - A program designed to help implement gardens in school, community, and child care settings.
     
  • Got Veggies? P-00228 (PDF) - A garden-based nutrition education curriculum with the goal of getting children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Got Veggies? features seven full lesson plans that are aligned with Wisconsin 's Model Academic Standards for Nutrition, Health, Science, and other related subjects. Shorter garden-based activities are also included, as well as fun recipes and helpful tips for cooking and eating in the garden. This curriculum provides an all-around great way to nurture student interest in growing and eating fresh fruits and vegetables!
     
  • Graphs - Basic graphs on US and Wisconsin physical activity and obesity data

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  • Ingredients of Concern: Get the facts about artificial food dyes, fake sweeteners, caffeine, and other commonly used food ingredients.

  • Interactive Nutrition Tools: These interactive resources help consumers and professionals with dietary assessment, diet planning, and checking personal health risks

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  • Make Your Calories Count - A learning program that gives consumers information to help plan a healthy diet while managing calorie intake. Learn how to use the food label to help decide which food choice is right for you.

  • Menu Planner - An interactive menu planner designed to guide daily food and meal choices based on your daily calorie allowance. For directions on how to use the Menu Planner, click on About the Menu Planner.

  • More Matters: Fruit and Veggies - National brand to encourage increased consumption of these healthful and delicious foods. The site has tips, menus, children's activities and other tools.

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  • Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Screening - Key recommendations on screening and interventions for overweight children and adolescents, including clinical considerations and future research directions.
     
  • Obesity trends - CDC overview of obesity trends including a PowerPoint presentation showing visual evidence of the increase in obesity 1985-2002.

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  • School Nutrition Association (formerly the American School Food Service Association) - Information on school lunches and improving nutrition in the school environment, as well as continuing education opportunities for child nutrition professionals.
  • School Obesity Prevention Recommendation List - Obesity prevention recommendations for the school setting, based on a review of expert guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the World Health Organization, and others.
  • School Wellness Policies - A set of model school wellness policies developed by the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity.
  • School Snacks - Healthy school snack ideas for parents, teachers, after-school programs, and other caregivers.

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Last Revised: August 31, 2021