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Poor diet and inadequate physical activity cause more than 300,000 deaths each year and are major contributors to disabilities that result from diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, and stroke.
Getting people to make healthier choices, however, is no easy task.
Now you can join other agencies, programs, organizations, and schools in a coordinated attack on inactivity and inadequate nutrition. Developed by the state Nutrition and Physical Activity Work Group (NUPAWG) with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (CDC-DNPA), Guidelines for Comprehensive Programs to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity shows you how to create or improve your own nutrition, physical activity, and obesity control programs.
This book shows you how others are successfully combating the disease risk factors of poor diet, inactivity, and obesity. You’ll find lots of ideas and practical resources:
Model programs to show you what approaches have worked for other organizations
Sample activities that you can use when you implement your own programs
Contact names and numbers for people in charge of existing programs
The book describes sustainable practices that are effective and focus on community-based interventions and building social capital.
You’ll learn how to develop the seven components of successful programs:
Leadership, planning and management, and coordination
Environmental, systems, and policy change
Community programs and community development
Programs for children and youth
Health care delivery
Surveillance, epidemiology, and research
The book also presents two state funding case studies to help you estimate the funding you’ll need to build a comprehensive program.
If you want to help improve people’s dietary and physical activity practices, start with the Guidelines for Comprehensive Programs to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. You’ll find the expert guidance and resources to bring changes that result in healthier lives for everyone in your community.
I. Leadership, Planning/Management, and Coordination II. Environmental, Systems, and Policy Change III. Mass Communication IV. Community Programs and Community Development V.School-Based Programs for Children and Youth VI. Health Care Delivery VII. Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Research
Appendix A—Funding Case Studies for Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs
Appendix B—Linking the Guidelines to the Essential Public Health Services
Reference for health department managers; boards of health; volunteer agencies; school administrators; and others who plan and implement nutrition, physical activity, and obesity control programs.
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Work Group (NUPAWG) is an advisory group to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (CDCP-DNPA). NUPAWG members represent key national, state, and local public health and education partners working together to improve the nation's dietary and physical activity practices. The mission statements for NUPAWG are to strengthen collaboration among national, state, and local partners for nutrition and physical activity; increase visibility of nutrition and physical activity-related issues among policymakers and the public; improve public health policy, programming, and practice in areas related to nutrition and physical activity.