Model Local Obesity Prevention Resolution (ChangeLab Solutions)
The National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity model obesity prevention resolution is designed to help communities implement policies to address the obesity epidemic by improving physical activity environments, healthy food access, and disparities in their community. This resolution also assists communities with promoting obesity prevention policies in their schools, parks and recreation, community and day care centers, the food and beverage industry, hospitals, and the workplace.
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.
Action Kit for Municipal Leaders on Combating Childhood Obesity (National League of Cities)
This action kit for municipal leaders offers a broad range of strategies cities can use to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and access to healthy foods to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for organizations, coalitions, and individuals dedicated to improving the health of their community, sharing the work with their peers, and learning together.
Youth Engagement Guide: Working with young people to prevent childhood obesity (Alliance for a Healthier Generation)
How can you engage youth in preventing childhood obesity? This guide, created by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, provides information and examples for how to engage young people in meaningful ways in the health and wellness of their communities.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshop Series (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
The Eat Healthy ● Be Active Community Workshop Series builds on concepts from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 and 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans by providing detailed tips for how to put these recommended behaviors into practice. The workshops are designed to move participants from the “thinking” phase to taking desired health actions. Six one-hour community workshops were developed. Each workshop includes a lesson plan, learning objectives, talking points, hands-on activities, videos, and handouts (available in English and Spanish). The workshops are designed for community educators, health promoters, dietitians/nutritionists, cooperative extension agents, and others to teach to adults in a wide variety of community settings.
Free print copies of the Eat Healthy ● Be Active Community Workshop guides may be ordered here.
Rural Obesity Toolkit (HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy)
Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) recently released a Rural Obesity Toolkit. ORHP has also been working with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) to develop evidence-based toolkits for the Community Health Gateway located on the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) website.
Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
This report identifies and recommends a set of 24 strategies and associated measurements that communities and local governments can use to plan and monitor environmental and policy-level changes for obesity prevention.
A Roadmap for Healthier General Plans (ChangeLab Solutions)
A community’s general plan can go a long way toward creating healthier neighborhoods – increasing opportunities to buy fresh foods, making it easier to walk and bike throughout the day, reducing crime and pollution, and more. The process of getting health-promoting policies into a general plan can seem daunting. But city planners, health department staff, local advocates, and others all have a role to play – and this planning process offers a critical opportunity to shape local development patterns for decades into the future. This roadmap highlights roles and strategies for key players to consider along the way.
The National League of Cities (NLC) is working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and with the support of the
U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Association of Counties and other nonprofit organizations to assist local elected officials who
join Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) as they implement policy and environmental changes to prevent childhood obesity.