Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Public Resources

Need nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention resources that you can use to improve your health?

This page includes links to program materials developed in Wisconsin and links to helpful materials developed in other parts of the country.

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Useful Tools

Nutrition Resources

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation: Tools and information created by a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation that joined together to fight childhood obesity.
  • Choose My Plate: Interactive tools for diet and menu planning.
  • Interactive Nutrition Tools: These interactive resources help consumers and professionals with dietary assessment, diet planning, and checking personal health risks
  • Kid-Friendly Nutrition Education: Includes tips on healthy eating, interactive nutrition games, snack and recipe ideas
  • 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.


Physical Activity Resources

  • Afterschool Active Hours: Site for physical activity resources, tools and information to help afterschool providers and advocates.
  • Bikeability / Walkability Checklist P-00399 (PDF): Rate how friendly your community is for biking.
  • Biking Maps: County road maps of Wisconsin.
  • Biking Route: Map and measure your own route. Use this tool to view a map and create your own biking route. The tool lets you choose the route and automatically calculates the distance.
  • Calories Burned per Hour P-40109 (PDF) : A list of calories burned per hour for common sports and daily activities.
  • Prescription for a Healthier You (PDF): A "prescription" sheet that can be used by health care providers to prescribe healthy lifestyle changes for their patients.
  • Walkability / Bikeability Checklist P-00399 (PDF): Rate how friendly your community is for walking.
  • 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.
  • Weight Training: This site contains animated demonstrations of how to use free-weight equipment and provides sample workout sheets to record

How-to Materials

Other Resources

Nutrition Resources

  • Breastfeeding: Information and Materials
  • Dietary Guidelines 2020-2025: 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. The report also includes key recommendations for specific population groups.
  • Food and Nutrition Information Center: Useful and accurate information for health professionals, teachers, and parents
  • "Got Dirt?" P-40112 (PDF): A program designed to assist with the implementation of school, community, and child care gardens.
  • Nutrition for Kids: Useful information for parents, teachers, and fun activities for kids.
  • Portion Distortion Quiz: Learn how portion sizes have changed over the years, which may be a contributing factor to the current rise of overweight and obesity.
  • Fruit and Veggies: More Matters: Information on increasing fruit and vegetable consumption; Fruits and Veggies: More Matters promotion.
  • School Snacks: Healthy school snack ideas for parents, teachers, after school programs, and other caregivers. (PDF, 370 KB)

Crosscutting Resources

Physical Activity Resources

External Resources: General

Wisconsin School Health Award: Link to information on how to make your school a healthier place and how to apply for the School Health Award through the Department of Public Instruction.

External Resources: Physical Activity

External Resources: Nutrition

Last Revised: February 23, 2021