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Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity: Partnership with healthTIDE

healthTIDE is a movement of partners from across the state working toward the same goals: making the healthy choice the easy choice and reducing health disparities. Meeting those goals will give everyone in communities throughout Wisconsin the chance to thrive.

healthTIDE unites, connects, and aligns partners from various sectors across our state. These partners work together to create lasting policy, system, and environmental changes related to nutrition and physical activity. Will you join us?

Nutrition and Physical Activity staff in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) collaborate with healthTIDE support staff associated with the University of Wisconsin. We support statewide efforts in a variety of settings to improve nutrition and physical activity initiatives in Wisconsin.

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The evolution of healthTIDE

1999—The Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity Workgroup was formed. The group discussed strategies to address the alarming increase in childhood obesity.

2003—Workgroup members created a new organizational structure. It included six subcommittees:

  • Environment
  • Schools
  • Health care
  • Families and communities
  • Business and industry
  • Surveillance

2005—The group changed its name to the Wisconsin Partnership for Activity and Nutrition (WI PAN) to better reflect the mission.

2015—The partners created the current identity: healthTIDE.

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Last revised June 20, 2023