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.
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.
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.
The following policy statements demonstrate NACCHO's support for healthy communities throughout the United States. NACCHO has several policy statements related to healthy communities. To read more about the policies and letters to Congress, click here.