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Nemours Health & Prevention Services: Publications 03/17/11

This Web page from Nemours Health & Prevention Services offers free downloads of their published materials regarding overweight children, emotional health, and public health promotion. It includes toolkits, guides, and reports on how to prevent and treat children with weight and nutrition issues.

Materials available include:

  • Tools for early childhood professionals
    • Sesame Street ® Healthy Habits for Life
    • Best Practices for Healthy Eating...
Fit Together: You & Your Family 03/01/11

Fit Together is a statewide campaign in North Carolina designed to raise awareness about the dangers of unhealthy weight and to equip individuals, families, and communities with the tools needed to get healthier. This section of the Fit Together Web site provides tools that can be used by individuals and families to help make healthy changes.

Tools available include:

  • Key information and suggestions for maintaining a healthy weight
  • Tips for families to...
Nemours Health & Prevention Services: 5-2-1-Almost None Online Resources 03/01/11

This Web page provides programs and materials for organizations and families to incorporate the 5-2-1-Almost None message. The program promotes a healthy lifestyle that includes eating more fruits and vegetables, increasing physical activity, drinking less sugary beverages, and limiting screen time.

Available resources include:

  • Healthy for life: A guide for families
  • 5-2-1-Almost None fact sheets
  • Bulletin boards
  • ...
Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide 12/20/10

This guide was developed to address the U.S. obesity epidemic by transforming communities into places where healthy lifestyle choices are easily incorporated into everyday life. It describes 24 strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage and support healthy eating and active living. In addition, a single measure is provided for each strategy to help communities track their progress over time.

The 24 strategies and measures presented in...

Let's Move! Toolkit for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Organizations 12/14/10

Let’s Move! addresses the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that engages every sector impacting the health of children and provides schools, families, and communities simple tools to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy. This toolkit is designed to help faith-based and neighborhood organizations transform neighborhoods, engage communities, and promote healthy choices.

The toolkit provides concrete action steps that an...

Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers 10/27/10

This booklet is designed to help teenagers maintain a healthy weight through simple, small steps. The booklet provides basic facts about nutrition and physical activity, and offers practical tools that teenagers can use in everyday life.

Topics covered include:

  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Making it work
  • Change occurs slowly
We Can!® (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) Tools and Resources 10/05/10

We Can! is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. This Web site provides families and communities with a variety of materials, tools, tracking sheets, training, and other information to encourage a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

The tools and resources are divided into the following categories:

  • Weight management
  • Nutrition
  • Physical...
LEAN Works! Leading Employees to Activity and Nutrition 09/29/10

This resource offers interactive tools and evidence-based strategies to design effective worksite obesity prevention and control programs, including an obesity cost calculator that companies can use to estimate how much obesity is costing them and how much savings they could reap with different workplace interventions.

This Web site provides step-by-step guidance for employers that addresses the following questions:

  • Why should I create a program?
  • Where...
Preventing Childhood Obesity: A School Health Policy Guide 09/01/10

This guide offers policymakers and administrators the latest policy updates and recommendations about how to promote physical education, physical activity, and healthy eating policies in schools. It is based on the National Association of State Boards of Education’s Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: A School Health Policy Guide, a comprehensive document developed in cooperation with the Division of Adolescent and School Health of the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and...

The Community Health Promotion Handbook: Action Guides to Improve Community Health 08/31/10

The Community Health Promotion Handbook is an evidence-based tool that includes five action guides. Each action guide translates a specific recommendation from The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) into “how to” guidance to help public health practitioners and others interested in promoting health implement effective community-level health promotion strategies. The topics covered are diabetes management, physical activity, and tobacco-use treatment.

Each...

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