Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Physical Activity

2010 California Obesity Prevention Plan - English, Spanish

The 2010 California Obesity Prevention Plan is a call to action for stakeholders from all the identified sectors—State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Employers; Health Care; Families; Community Organizations; Schools; Child Care; Food and Beverage Industry; and Entertainment and Professional Sports—to work together to improve the health of all Californians.

Northern California Healthy Eating Active Living (NorCal HEAL): Resources

The Northern California Healthy Eating Active Living (NorCal HEAL) website, administered by the Center, lists resources, materials and information for schools, worksites, neighborhoods, and healthcare, as well as links to cross-sector postings and fundraising opportunities.

Physical Activity Opportunities Associated With Fitness and Weight Status Among Adolescents in Low-Income Communities: Article

To identify physical activity opportunities linked to fitness and weight status among adolescents in low-income communities. a cross-sectional, ecological analysis of 9268 seventh- and ninth-grade students in 19 public schools participating in The California Endowment's Healthy Eating Active Communities program was done.

Increasing Physical Activity: A Report on Recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventative Services

The Task Force on Community Preventive Services (DHHS) has conducted systematic reviews of community interventions to increase physical activity, and either strongly recommends or recommends six interventions: two informational approaches, three behavioral and social approaches, and one intervention to increase physical activity by using environmental and policy approaches.

NIH's We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition)

We Can! is unique in that it targets parents of youth ages 8-13 and caregivers and communities to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and reduce screen time among kids to maintain a healthy weight.

African American Center for Healthy Activity that Nurtures Growth & Endurance (CHANGE)

The African American Center for Healthy Activities that Nurture Growth and Endurance (CHANGE) was maintained at the Center to serve as a resource and technical assistance center with the goal of promoting and supporting the development of nutrition and physical activity programs for the African American community in Northern California, and was a sister Center of the Center for Nutrition and Activ

America on the Move

America on the Move is a community-wide program developed to improve health and quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living among individuals, families, communities, and society by: bringing scientists and non-scientists from multiple disciplines together; translating cutting-edge science into accessible information for easy use; empowering individuals to take control of their

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)

AAHPERD’s mission is to promote and support leadership, research, education, and best practices in the professions that support creative, healthy, and active lifestyles. AAHPERD envisions a society in which all individuals enjoy an optimal quality of life through appreciation of and participation in an active and creative, health-promoting lifestyle.

Build Active Living Communities

This presentation from public health and transportation advocate Mark Fenton provides an excellent overview of the rationale for addressing health through transportation planning, and it presents an overview of his multilevel (individual, through institutional, to public policy) strategy for doing so. This presentation was developed for his work with Ohio Parks and Recreation.

California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program (CANFit)

Since 1993, CANFit has been at the heart of the movement to improve healthy eating and physical activity environments for adolescents. From grassroots to government, CANfit works with community-based and youth-serving organizations to identify local solutions and support the development of culturally competent policy and practices.