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Educational and Participatory Programs
Movin’ and Munchin’ Schools is an innovative program designed to increase the level of physical activity and improve nutrition choices among Wisconsin’s school children and their families and school staff. It also rewards participating schools with funds to improve their nutrition and physical education programs.
The Wisconsin Nutrition Education Network facilitates collaborative planning of nutrition education programs at the state and local levels.
Information on a variety of nutrition topics, including daily tips for healthier eating, fad diets, and links to registered dietitians in your area.
Provides information on the benefits and tips for incorporating fruits and vegetables into your diet, including recipe ideas.
Making Physical Activity Part of Your Life – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Basic information about physical activity and includes the following:
- The Importance of Physical Activity (PA)
- Recommendations for PA
- Measuring PA intensity
- Getting Started
- Making PA Part of Your Life
- Components of Physical Fitness
- Strength Training for Older Adults
Health Professional Resources
Basic exercise information including fitness brochures, including information on selecting equipment, personal trainers, etc.
Clinical Guidelines for Overweight and Obesity:
Creating Active Communities and Environments
Basic facts on creating environments that encourage physical activity, including policy development resources. Also includes a calculator for communities and businesses to calculate what costs are associated with physical inactivity in their community or business.
Robert Wood Johnson - Active Living, Obesity and Nutrition
Articles on active living and modifying the environment through land use planning which includes interactive tools such as walkability and bikeability checklists to rate your community.
National Center for Biking and Walking
Basic information and resource materials for improving the walking and biking environment. Includes planning materials, policy summaries and a power point presentation.