Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

Physical activity and healthy eating is vital to improving the health of people of all ages. Regular physical activity and healthy eating lowers the risk for all-cause mortality, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. NACCHO collaborates with national, federal, state and local organizations to provide local health departments with the resources they need to support the health of their community, including promoting healthy behavior and policies that support them.

Numerous resources are available across NACCHO’s chronic disease prevention projects. Visit the chronic disease prevention page to review resources related to specific projects and find more resources listed below.

New Campaign to Help Consumers Use the New Nutrition Facts Label

FDA recently launched an educational campaign to increase awareness, understanding, and use of the Nutrition Facts Label. Read their Press Release for more information and links to additional resources.

Nationwide Launch of CDC’s Active People, Healthy Nation Initiative

CDC recently launched Active People, Healthy NationSM, a new initiative to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027. The initiative promotes strategies that work at the state and local level and is based on a foundation of inclusion and health equity.

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Issue Brief: Physical Activity Programs & Policies

Assessment highlighting the facilitators, challenges, lessons learned and resource needs of LHDs that are engaged in promoting physical activity.

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Issue Brief: Physical Activity Programs & Policies

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Promoting Physical Activity with the Move Your Way® Campaign

Read how health departments have implemented the Move Your Way® Campaign in their local community.

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Promoting Physical Activity with the Move Your Way® Campaign

NACCHO has developed the following resources to help your Local Health Department encourage physical activity and healthy eating in your community.

The following policy statements demonstrate NACCHO's support for healthy communities throughout the United States.

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