Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program

The Nutrition and Physical Activity 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.

Information by Settings

Active Community Environments

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Early Care and Education (Childcare)

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Food System

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Healthcare

Physician and patient

School

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Worksite

Worksite physical activity

General Information

State Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity State Plan 2013-2020

A statewide plan to improve nutrition and physical activity and prevent obesity.  Includes listings of prevention strategies to implement in any setting.

Program Information

  • Wisconsin Partnership for Physical Activity and Nutrition - WIPAN
  • Wisconsin and National data on obesity and physical activity

Coalitions, Partners and Professional Resources  

Information and resources for health professionals on:

  • Resources and toolkits for implementing nutrition and physical activity strategies in a variety of community settings
  • Trainings and webinars
  • Coalition and group capacity building
  • Nutrition and physical activity intervention planning tools

Individual and Family (Consumer Information)

  • A - Z: Alphabetical Topic List.  Not sure where you might find what you're looking for? Search here for resources on our site and links to resources from other sites that we've found helpful.
  • Tools and calculators
  • Links to other helpful websites

WI Act 137 - Workplace Wellness Grant Program - New legislation was enacted March 2014 to provide grants to small businesses that create workplace wellness programs.  More information is available on the worksite page.

Key Resources - Select this link for a full list of resources.

Here are two examples of the available resources.

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What's New - See the most recent program resource or initiative.

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Breastfeeding - Breastfeeding is one of the most important contributors to infant health. Breastfeeding provides a range of benefits for the infant's growth, immunity, and development.  Visit this link for more information, including the kit for Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers.

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Last Revised: January 30, 2015