Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

Physical activity and healthy eating are 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 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.

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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Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition

This new edition describes the amounts and types of physical activity needed to maintain or improve health and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

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Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition

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Move Your Way Campaign

Easy-to-understand physical activity resources for the public — including fact sheets, posters, videos, and interactive tools.

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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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