Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Resources

Posted on April 15, 2010

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 Physical Activity and Children and Adolescents Knowledge Path
The Maternal and Child Health Library released a new edition of the knowledge path, Physical Activity and Children and Adolescents. This electronic guide points to resources that analyze data, describe public health campaigns and other promotion programs, and report on research aimed at identifying promising strategies for improving physical activity levels within families, schools and after-school programs, child care and early childhood education settings, and communities.  The knowledge path also presents resources about physical activity for children and adolescents with special health care needs. The knowledge path is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_phys_activity.html. Knowledge paths on other maternal and child health (MCH) topics are available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/index.html

Mayors’ Guide to Fighting Childhood Obesity. The U.S. Conference of Mayors developed a guide to educate mayors about specific policies they can adopt in their communities to address childhood obesity in underserved populations. The guide offers action steps mayors can take to address childhood obesity and promote healthy eating/active living in their communities and provides local examples of such policies. It also contains a large resource section with information on funding opportunities, online resources, and other pertinent items of interest to mayors and their staff. For more information, visit: http://www.leadershipforhealthycommunities.org/content/view/401/ or http://www.leadershipforhealthycommunities.org/images/stories/guide-200908.pdf

Farm to School Tips, Tools & Guidelines for Food Distribution & Food Safety. This manual is intended to provide information, insight and useful tools for farmers and school food service directors interested in Food to School program participation, distribution, and food safety. The manual provides a brief overview of Farm to School, gives guidance for meeting food safety protocols, summary of tips and suggestions, and information on two new tools for use by farmers and schools. For more information visit: http://www.okfarmtoschool.com/

A healthy city is an active city: a physical activity planning guide
Peggy Edwards and Agis D. Tsouros
WHO Regional Office for Europe – ISBN 978 92 890 4291 8
Available online PDF [90p.] at: http://www.euro.who.int/document/E91883.pdf
“…..With this guide, city leaders can create a plan for physical activity, active living and sport in their city or community. It describes how the approach relates to the Healthy Cities movement, why people need active living opportunities and who to involve; how to create, implement and evaluate the plan; and what tools, good examples and other sources to use.

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