Our Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Program leads our state’s efforts to:
- Prevent and decrease overweight and obesity.
- Increase physical activity.
- Improve nutrition.
Our program works with partners to prevent obesity and chronic disease throughout the state. We developed the Wisconsin Physical Activity and Nutrition Road Map, P-03170. (PDF) This guide supports community efforts to create healthier places and spaces that center equity and promote good health.
National Nutrition Month Proclamation
Governor Tony Evers proclaimed March 2023 as Wisconsin National Nutrition Month to bring attention to the powerful role that nutrition plays in the health of Wisconsin families. View the March 2023 National Nutrition Month Proclamation.
DHS is working tirelessly to decrease hunger in Wisconsin through programs including the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, the Elder Nutrition Program, FoodShare, SNAP-ED, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, WIC, Senior and WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program, the Chronic Disease Prevention Program, and the Maternal and Child Health Program.
Little more than 5 out of 10 Wisconsin adults meet the physical activity recommendation of at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week.
SOURCE: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2011-13.
Only 1 out of 6 adults meet the recommended consumption of the five or more fruits and vegetables a day.
SOURCE: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2015.
Chronic Disease Prevention Program
The Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Program is part of our larger effort to prevent chronic diseases. We provide resources that can be used locally in a variety of settings. Through materials and training workshops, our program focuses on changes that will provide access and chances for people to eat well and be active.
The program also coordinates with other partners to make a greater impact. Partners include other state agencies, key statewide organizations, and local coalitions.
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Program
Information by setting
No matter where you live or work, we want to support your efforts. We offer tools that can be used in many different settings. Follow these links for specific resources: