Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity - Alphabetical Listing of Topics

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.
  • Activity Zone - A handy form to identify nearby places that you can walk or bike to and be more active.
  • 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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  • Dietary Guidelines 2010 - Full report on federal dietary recommendations including adequate nutrients, weight management, physical activity, food groups to encourage, fats, carbohydrates, sodium and potassium, alcoholic beverages and food safety; also  key recommendations for specific population groups.

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  • Early Care and Education: What Works in Early Care and Education (child care) (PDF,  207 KB) - A two-page summary of evidence-based and promising strategies that focus on helping preschool children eat healthier and be more active in the child care setting.  

  • 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.
  • Fruit and Veggies - More Matters - 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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  • "Got Dirt?" - A program designed to help implement gardens in school, community, and child care settings. 
  • Got Veggies? - 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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  • Health Risk Assessment - Real Age is an interactive web tool that assesses your health based on an extensive interview, then gives you a personalized plan to feel younger and a list of what's making you feel younger or older.
  • Health Care: What Works in Health Care (PDF,  360 KB) - A four-page summary of evidence-based and promising strategies that focus on helping people eat healthier and be more active in the health care setting.  
  • Healthfinder - Guide to reliable health information on prevention, wellness, diseases and conditions, and access to a medical dictionary (in Spanish and English).

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  • Lighten Up Wisconsin  - A team challenge that encourages team members to make small, realistic and permanent changes in their dietary and exercise habits that will last a lifetime. 

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  • Make Your Calories Count - An interactive 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.

  • Movin' and Munchin' Schools (PDF,  873 KB) - An innovative program designed to increase the level of physical activity and improve nutrition choices among Wisconsin's schoolchildren, their families and school staff. It also rewards participating schools with funds to improve their nutrition and physical education programs.

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  • Nutrition - CDC Nutrition Home Page.

  • Nutrition Facts - "Smart-Mouth" - An interactive website full of healthy, kid-friendly snack ideas, interesting nutrition facts, and ways you can get involved with promoting healthy eating.

  • Nutrition Facts Label Brochure - A colorful brochure with information about how to read and what to look for in food labels.

  • Nutrition.gov  - Federal government clearinghouse with nutrition information from multiple government agencies.

  • Nutrition for Kids - Useful information for parents and teachers, and fun activities for kids.
  • Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools (PDF,  335 KB) - A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that makes recommendations about appropriate nutritional standards for foods at school.

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  • 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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  • Restaurants - A searchable list of restaurants in Wisconsin that feature healthy menu options.

  • The Role of Schools in Obesity Prevention - A summary document discussing how U.S. schools offer many opportunities for developing obesity-prevention strategies by providing more nutritious food, offering opportunities for physical activity, and providing obesity-related health services.

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  • School: What Works in Schools (PDF,  503 KB) - A summary of evidence-based or promising strategies to get students and staff to eat well and be active.
  • 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 Nutrition Success Stories - Making It Happen! School Nutrition Success Stories tells the stories of schools and school districts that have implemented innovative strategies to improve the nutritional quality of foods and beverages sold outside of federal meal programs.
  • School Wellness Policies - A set of model school wellness policies developed by the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity.
  • Schools - What Works in Schools (PDF, 177 KB) : A summary of evidence-based or promising strategies to get students and staff to eat well and be active.
  • Snacks for Kids - "Smart Mouth" - An interactive website full of healthy kid-friendly snack ideas, interesting nutrition facts, and ways you can get involved with promoting healthy eating.
  • School Snacks - Healthy school snack ideas for parents, teachers, after-school programs, and other caregivers (PDF,  370 KB).

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  • Team Nutrition - USDA's Team Nutrition program promotes lifelong healthy eating and physical activity; includes extensive resources for teachers and students.

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  • Walk to School Information

  • Walkability checklist - Rate how friendly your community is for walking.

  • Walking / Pedometer Program - How to Use Pedometers as Part of a Walking Program (PDF,  28 KB)

  • Walking route - Map and measure your own route.  Use this tool to view a map and create your own walking route.  The tool lets you choose the route and automatically calculates the distance.

  • Weighing and Measuring in Schools (PDF,  1.7 MB) - This resource was developed with the following objectives: 1) to help schools be better informed when making the decision of whether or not to weigh and measure students; 2) to provide guidance and policy recommendations to schools that choose to weigh and measure students: and 3) to provide resources for schools to create environments supportive of healthy lifestyles.  To order a hard copy, contact Mary Pesik.
  • Weight Training - This site contains animated demonstrations of how to use free-weight equipment and provides sample workout sheets to record your weightlifting activities.
  • What Works in Health Care (PDF,  360 KB) - A four-page summary of evidence-based and promising strategies that focus on helping people eat healthier and be more active in the health care setting.  
  • What Works in Schools (PDF,  503 KB) - A summary of evidence-based or promising strategies to help students and staff eat well and be active.
  • Wisconsin Partnership for Activity and Nutrition (formerly the Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity Workgroup  - The Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity Workgroup was formed in 1999 to discuss strategies that could be implemented to address the alarming increase in childhood overweight. In September 2005, the group changed its name to the Wisconsin Partnership for Activity and Nutrition to better reflect its mission.  The membership has reached over 100 people, representing a diverse group of organizations and communities.  In December 2003, the membership selected an organization structure that includes six subcommittees: environmental, school-based, health care, families and communities, business and industry, and surveillance. The partnership and its subcommittees are the main planning vehicle for development of Wisconsin's Nutrition and Physical Activity state plan. As the partnership has evolved, its mission has also changed. The draft mission is to provide state leadership for nutrition and physical activity across the life cycle. Currently, the group mission and vision are being formalized, as are bylaws for the group.  Contact Nutrition and Physical Activity staff if you would like more information about the Wisconsin Partnership for Activity and Nutrition. 

  • Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan - This is a long-range planning document focusing on the best ways to be active, eat well and prevent obesity.  The complete plan and an executive summary are available.  

 

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Last Revised: July 20, 2015