Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

Numerous healthy eating and active living 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.

Health professionals, nutrition educators, local community leaders, and wellness instructors can now download the revised Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops (EHBA), developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The six one-hour workshops feature updated nutrition recommendations based on the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans(DGA) and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Updated content includes:


The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) celebrated the first day of Spring with the release of the Promoting Walking and Walkable Communities – Cross-Sector RecommendationsExternal Link: You are leaving health.gov. The recommendations aim to identify and prioritize the most critical activities that will result in the greatest impact on improving walkability and increasing walking throughout the United States.

NEW Resource: Food Insecurity

Healthy nutrition can combat chronic illness. Food insecurity is a health disparity that affects the management and treatment of chronic disease. The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) has released the issue brief,  Addressing Food Insecurity in Health Care Settings: Key Actions & Tools for Success. The brief highlights four key actions to support partnerships to improve food security and health. 

The actions are: (1) Make your case;  (2) Incorporate food insecurity screening into your institutions patient/client workflow;  (3) Implement programs and partnerships to address the need for adequate nutrition; and  (4) Advocate for strong nutrition safety nets. 

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

NACCHO has compiled the following resources from various partner organizations to help your Local Health Department encourage healthy eating and physical activity in your community.

New NACCHO Policy Statement on Healthy Eating, Nutrition and Salt Reduction: Spring 2018

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