Physical activity


Resources for Managing Pediatric Obesity 08/26/10

These resources, developed by the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, are intended to provide primary care physicians with practical guidance on the approach to the obese child. They include resources for physicians as well as informational handouts for them to share with their patients’ families.

The resources for physicians include:

  • Primary care pocket guide to pediatric obesity management
  • Child and adolescent healthy weight and nutrition tips
  • ...
Active Living Resource Center 08/19/10

The Active Living Resource Center (ALRC) is a project of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking that provides technical assistance to public health practitioners and community advocates interested in making their community a more physically active place by making it more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.

The ALRC Web site provides resources used by others to make positive changes in their communities. Materials available include brochures, how-to documents, and other...

America on the Move: Tools 04/06/10

America On the Move Foundation is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to improve health and quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living among individuals, families, communities, and society. This Web site offers various tools for consumers and health care professionals to help make healthy eating and active living more convenient.

The tools are organized into the following categories:

  • General tools
  • Tools for the home
  • ...
ENACT: Environmental Nutrition and Activity Community Tool 02/03/10

The Environmental Nutrition and Activity Community Tool (ENACT) is a set of assessment and planning tools for organizations, coalitions, and communities to help improve nutrition and physical activity in their communities. The tools can evaluate past and current efforts and offer new priorities. The tools focus on the following environments:

  • Child care
  • School
  • After-school
  • Community
  • Workplace
  • Health care
  • Government

A free...

California Fit Business Kit 08/20/09

The California Fit Business Kit is a collection of tools and resources to help employers develop and implement a workplace program to support healthy eating and physical activity among workers. The kit contains eight individual components that can be used individually or as part of a comprehensive worksite wellness program.

The kit includes:

  • Check for health
  • Wellness committee
  • Healthy meeting policies
  • Vending machine food and beverage...
International Physical Activity Questionnaires (IPAQ) 09/10/08

The purpose of the International Physical Activity Questionnaires (IPAQ) is to provide a set of well-developed instruments that can be used internationally to obtain comparable estimates of physical activity. There are two versions of the questionnaire. The short version is suitable for use in national and regional surveillance systems. The long version provides more detailed information often required in research work or for evaluation purposes. The IPAQ is available in 15 languages.

Tips for Kids With Type 2 Diabetes: Be Active 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information about staying active for children with diabetes.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Why is being active so important?
  • What types of activity are good to do?
  • What should you do before exercising?
  • How much exercise do you need to do?
  • How can your family and friends help?
  • What if you don’t like to exercise?
  • Take charge of your diabetes.
  • What are some things parents can do...
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005: Key Recommendations for the General Population 12/17/07

This tool summarizes the key recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, which provide authoritative advice about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce the risk for major chronic diseases in people 2 years and older.

This document addresses the following topics:

  • Adequate nutrients within calorie needs
  • Weight management
  • Physical activity
  • Food groups to encourage
  • Fats
  • Carbohydrates...
Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) 12/17/07

The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) can assist personnel in State and regional education agencies, school districts, and schools to assess how closely their written curricula (locally developed or commercially prepared) align with national standards, guidelines, and best practices for high-quality physical education programs.

This tool includes the following sections:

  • Instructions
  • Preliminary curriculum considerations
    • Curriculum...
MyPyramid--Getting Started 12/17/07

This tool provides information to help consumers navigate through the new MyPyramid food guidance system, an interactive tool that helps Americans make healthy food choices and be active every day.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • MyPyramid symbol – Explains the messages in the MyPyramid symbol
  • MyPyramid’s basic messages – Gives consumers MyPyramid’s basic messages about healthy eating and physical activity
  • MyPyramid Plan – Helps consumers find the...


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