Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Training and Media Materials

This page provides links to presentations and webinars that might be of interest to groups working in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention. 

Active Community Initiatives

The many aspects of an active community initiative are incorporated within the Active Community (AC) Toolkit P-00036 (PDF, 2.6 MB). This PDF version of the toolkit has live hyperlinks and navigation to allow you to move between sections and access the many external resource links. An alternative print-friendly version, Active Community Toolkit P-00036-print (PDF, 2.18 MB), has also been provided.


Advocating for Policy and Environmental Change, Dec. 9, 2010.

Impacting Health Policy by Building Relationships with your Policymakers, Steve Elliott, Policy and Grassroots Specialist,  HealthFirst Wisconsin, Nov. 17, 2011.


Breastfeeding Support: Evidence-based Strategies and Examples from Wisconsin, Dr. Jennifer Thomas, M.D. - Staff Physician, Lakeshore Medical Clinic, Dec. 2, 2010.

Coalition Building

Building and Sustaining Effective Coalitions in Wisconsin, Fran Butterfoss, PhD, Part One - Morning Session, Part Two - Afternoon Session, Oct. 19 and 20, 2010.

Engaging Community and Mobilizing Supporters, Presenter: Steve Elliott, October 20, 2011.


Get the Message Out: Practical Communication Planning, Spencer Straub, Tobacco Control Program, and Emily Dieringer, Winnebago County Coalition, September 8, 2011.

Inspire Action: Messaging Principles that Work, Sarah Apple, UW Clearinghouse, September 22, 2011.


Top Ten Tips for Evaluating Evidence-based Initiatives, Mary Michaud, HealthForward Consulting, December 1, 2011.

Logic Modeling for Strong Evaluation and Funding Success, Lori Zierl, UW-Extension, Pierce County, December 15, 2011.

Nutrition - Food Environment

Cultivating Gardening Webinar Series, April 2013. Go to the DHS Gardening Initiatives page to view all sessions.

Got Access? A guide for improving fruit and vegetable access in Wisconsin communities, Amy Korth, Kelli Stader, and Amy Meinen, March 2013.

Improving the Food Environment: Evidence-based Strategies and Examples from Wisconsin, Amy Meinen, Nutrition Coordinator, Wisconsin DHS, January 6, 2011.

Waupaca Community Gardens.


Using the Social Ecological Model to Plan, Implement and Evaluate Effective Community Interventions,  Jordan Bingham, MS - Healthy Communities Coordinator, Wisconsin DHS, October 21, 2010.

Planning for Sustainability: Building Agility, Community Leverage and Strategic Learning, Presenter Mary Michaud, October 6, 2011.


Creating Policy Change through Educational Advocacy, Maureen Busalacchi, Executive Director of Smoke-Free Wisconsin. September 21, 2010.

Obesity Prevention Policy in Wisconsin: Key Priorities and Coordination of State and Local Efforts, Melissa Horn, American Heart Association, Kyle Pfister, Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources; November 3, 2011.


School Wellness: Evidence-based Strategies and Examples from Wisconsin, Brian Weaver, Coordinated School Health Consultant, Wisconsin Division of Public Instructions; November 18, 2010.


Worksite Wellness: Evidence-based Strategies and Examples from Wisconsin, Jon Morgan, Physical Activity Coordinator, Wisconsin DHS; Nov. 5, 2010.

Last Revised: August 18, 2016