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CDC has developed KidsWalk-to-School, a guide that encourages individuals and organizations to work together to identify and create safe walking routes to school.
2002 Pediatric Nutrition
Surveillance Report (PDF - 540K)*
This report summarizes selected data on child health and nutritional indicators received from state, territorial, and tribal governments that contributed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) and report.
PEP: A Personal Energy Plan
The Personal Energy Plan or PEP is a 12-week self-directed, worksite program to promote healthy eating and moderate physical activity. The program materials include workbooks for healthy eating and physical activity targeting employees based on their readiness to change. A coordinator’s kit, promotional brochures, and posters are also included in the program.
and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
The Surgeon General's first report that specifically addresses physical activity and health.
Activity Evaluation Handbook
Assess and improve your programs with this user-friendly guide!
Promoting Active Lifestyles Among
Promoting physical activity among older adults is a national public health priority. Regular physical activity is important for preventing and treating many chronic diseases. This document describes current statistics and CDC's strategies for promoting physical activities among older adults.
Promoting Physical Activity: A Guide for
A step-by-step guide to communitywide behavior change.
Physical Activity: A Critical
Element of Good Health (PDF - 95.5K)
Trails for Health is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiative to help Americans of all ages achieve the health benefits of physical activity by increasing opportunities for physical activity and helping to make it an integral part of community life.
This is also available as a text-only 508-accessible version.
Resource Guide for Nutrition and
Physical Activity Interventions to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic
A resource guide for nutrition and physical activity programs to prevent and control obesity and other chronic diseases.
Bibliography of manuscripts published by the CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program during 2003 or in press.
Bibliography of manuscripts published by the CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program during 2002 or in press.
At A Glance 2004 — Physical Activity and Good Nutrition: Essential Elements to Prevent Chronic Diseases and Obesity* (PDF - 200K)
At A Glance 2004:
A Crosscutting Program to Improve the Health of
Uninsured Women (PDF - 2,077K)
WISEWOMAN is a CDC-funded program that helps women in need gain access to screening and lifestyle interventions that can reduce their risk for heart disease and other chronic diseases.
Also available as an HTML version.
Physical Activity Among Asians and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific
Islanders ― 50 States and the District of Columbia, 2001–2003
MMWR, August 27, 2004; 53(33);756–760
Also available in print-friendly format* (PDF - 358K).
for Chronic Disease Surveillance
MMWR, September 10, 2004; 53(RR11);1–6
Also available in print-friendly format* (PDF - 590K).
Intake of Energy, Protein, Carbohydrate, Fat, and Saturated Fat — United
MMWR February 6, 2004 ; 53(04);80-82
Also available in print-friendly format* (PDF - 222K).
Prevalence of No Leisure — Time Physical Activity — 35 States and the
District of Columbia, 1988-2002
MMWR February 6, 2004 ; 53(04);82–86
Also available in an print-friendly format* (PDF - 222K).
Strength Training Among Adults Aged >65 Years — United States, 2001
MMWR January 23, 2004 ; 53(02):25–28
Also available in an print-friendly format (PDF - 350K).
State-Specific Prevalence of Selected Chronic Disease-Related
Characteristics — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2001
MMWR August 22, 2003; 52(SS08):1–80
Also available in an print-friendly format* (PDF - 691K).
Physical Activity Levels Among Children Aged 9–13 Years
— United States, 2002
MMWR August 22, 2003; 52(33):785–788
Also available in an print-friendly format* (PDF - 576K).
Prevalence of Physical Activity, Including Lifestyle Activities Among
United States, 2000
MMWR August 15, 2003, 52(32):764-769
Neurologic Impairment in Children Associated with Maternal Dietary
Deficiency of Cobalamin — Georgia, 2001
MMWR January 31, 2003, 52(04):61–64
Also available in an print-friendly format* (PDF - 2,255K).
United States, 1999–2000
MMWR October 11, 2002, 51(40):897–899
to Children Walking and Biking to School — United States, 1999
MMWR August 16, 2002, 51(32):701–704
Transportation Modes — Georgia, 2000
MMWR August 16, 2002, 51(32):704–705
These reports are also available in an print-friendly format* (PDF - 2,255K).
Recommendations to Prevent and Control Iron Deficiency in the United
States (PDF - 333K)
MMWR April 3, 1998, 47(RR-3)
for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity
Among Young People
Promotion strategies to encourage young people to adopt and maintain physically active lifestyle. Presented by CDC's Adolescent and School Health Program.
for School Health Programs to Promote Lifelong Healthy Eating
Promotion strategies to encourage young people to adopt and maintain healthy eating habits. Presented by CDC's Adolescent and School Health Program.
Better Health for Young People Through Physical Activity and Sports
A Report to the President From the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education
Our nation's young people are, in large measure, inactive, unfit, and increasingly overweight. Physical inactivity threatens to reverse the decades-long progress in reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases. Ultimately, this could have a devastating impact on our national health care budget. This report from the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education, released by the White House, November 29, 2000, outlines ten strategies to promote health through lifelong participation in enjoyable and safe physical activity and sports. Includes a bibliography and appendices of helpful materials.
Health Index for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Self-Assessment
and Planning Guide
A tool to assist with implementation of CDC’s Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People and Guidelines for School Health Programs to Promote Lifelong Healthy Eating.
Works A Collection of Success Stories From Program Inception
Highlights some of the ways that CDC-funded WISEWOMAN Projects are making a difference for financially disadvantaged women participants.
*This document is available in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Acrobat Reader (a free application) to view and print this document.
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