Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity: Initiatives and Materials
Resources to Address Physical Activity and Nutrition in the Community Setting
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.
(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. Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan, P-00507
- Illustrates the problem of overweight and obesity in Wisconsin adults and youth and describes the consequences of the problem. Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity in Wisconsin
- 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. Healthy BitesSpanish Version (PDF)
(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 Access? P-00341
(English and Spanish) (PDF) - A garden-based nutrition education curriculum created with the goal of getting children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Got Veggies? P-00228
(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. Got Dirt? Toolkit P-40112
(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. Order Up Healthy, P-00562
(PDF) - Highlights from the the Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan. Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan: Executive Summary, P-00507a
(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. Ten Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers - Resource Kit, P-00022
(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. Active Early - Complete Resource Kit, P-00280
- 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 Schools Core 4+
- 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. Active Community Toolkit
- The latest edition (v. 4) of the resource kit was completed in 2018, with additional information added based on input from users and an expert panel . 2018 Worksite Wellness Resource Kit
(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. Check Out Healthy, P-00566
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: