Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity: Initiatives and Materials

Resources to Address Physical Activity and Nutrition in the Community Setting

Program Materials

Program Resources (PDF) - You can find setting-specific resources by selecting the appropriate focus area in the left margin. You can also select our program resources from the list below or select the link above for a full list of program materials.

Key Strategies and Lessons Learned from Previous Initiatives

Key Strategies Table (PDF) - A table listing evidence-based and best practice strategies recommended by national organizations.

Community Initiatives (PDF) - Lessons learned from the field.

Program Materials

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Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan, P-00507 (PDF) - The Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan is a long-range planning document focusing on the best ways to be active, eat well and prevent obesity.

 

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Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity in Wisconsin - Illustrates the problem of overweight and obesity in Wisconsin adults and youth and describes the consequences of the problem.

 

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Healthy Bites - Complete Resource Kit (PDF) - This kit focuses primarily on nutrition and has been developed to support a healthier environment for children in the Early Care and Education setting. Spanish Version (PDF, 20.3 MB)

 

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Weighing and Measuring in Schools, P-40152 (PDF) - This document has been developed to: 1) help schools to be better informed on whether or not to weigh and measure students, 2) provide guidance and policy recommendations to schools, and 3) provide resources for schools to create healthy environments.

 

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Got Access? P-00341 (PDF) - A guide for improving access to fruits and vegetables in local communities. Local coalitions, community organizations, and mobilized citizens can use the components of this guide to increase the availability of and access to fruits and vegetables.

 

Got Veggies

Got Veggies? P-00228 (English and Spanish) (PDF) - A garden-based nutrition education curriculum created with the goal of getting children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

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Got Dirt? Toolkit P-40112 (English and Spanish)  (PDF) - The Got Dirt? toolkit is designed to provide simple, step-by-step plans for starting school, community, and child care gardens. Never gardened? That's okay.… the kit contains tips from garden experts and garden success stories from around the state.

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Order Up Healthy, P-00562 (PDF) - A toolkit for addressing the food environments within and surrounding restaurants in Wisconsin communities. Local coalitions, local community leaders, and other public health practitioners can use Order Up Healthy as a tool to increase the availability of and access to healthier foods and beverages.

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Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan: Executive Summary, P-00507a (PDF) - Highlights from the the Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan.

 

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Ten Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers - Resource Kit,
 P-00022
(PDF) - A resource kit to assist child care providers and community groups to implement strategies to promote, protect and support breastfeeding women. Child care center staff can earn continuing education units.

Active Early

Active Early - Complete Resource Kit, P-00280 (English and Spanish)  (PDF) - This kit focuses primarily on physical activity and has been developed to support a healthier environment for children in the Early Care and Education setting.

 

Core 4+

Active Schools Core 4+ - A toolkit to assess your school's physical activity offerings, and materials to implement five key strategies to help reach the goal of 60 minutes of physical activity per day for students.

 

Active Community Toolkit

Active Community Toolkit - A tool to assist communities with implementing strategies proven to be effective in creating environments that encourage physical activity. The kit walks you through a six-step process for developing an Active Community Environment.

 

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2010 Worksite Wellness Resource Kit - The latest edition of the resource kit was completed in December 2010, with additional information added based on input from worksites.

 

Shape Your State

Do you think you have a healthy worksite for your employees? Apply for the Governor's Worksite Wellness Award and see if your worksite can be an award winner.

 

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Check Out Healthy, P-00566 (PDF) - A toolkit for addressing the food environments within and surrounding food stores in Wisconsin communities. Local coalitions, local community leaders and other public health practitioners can use Check Out Healthy as a tool to increase the availability of and access to healthier foods and beverages.

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What Works is a series of two- to four-page papers summarizing evidence-based and promising strategies that focus on helping people eat healthier and be more active. The current series includes:

Last Revised: November 6, 2017