Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program provides statewide leadership to decrease overweight and obesity, increase physical activity, and improve nutrition. Located in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Program and its partners have developed and are implementing the Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity State Plan to accomplish the overall goal of preventing obesity and chronic disease statewide.
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 five or more fruits and vegetables a day.
SOURCE: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2015.
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Wisconsin Chronic Disease Prevention Program
The Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program works in a variety of settings to provide resources that can be used locally. Through materials and training workshops, the program emphasizes changing the setting environment to provide access and opportunities for people to eat well and be active. Primary settings include communities, early care and education, schools, and worksites.
The program also works with statewide partners to coordinate efforts for more impact. Partners include other state agencies, key statewide organizations, and local coalitions.
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