physical activity

Prescription for Activity Task Force: Recommended Physical Activity Plan

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-11-08

The Prescription for Activity Task Force has released its plan to get 50 percent of Americans to recommended levels of p

NCCOR Youth Compendium of Physical Activity

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-10-24

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has released the first-ever Youth Compendium of Physical Activities. This compendium aims to help childhood obesity and physical activity researchers and practitioners estimate the associated energy expenditure of a multitude of activities that youth engage in. This five-year effort includes measures of energy expenditures of 196 youth activities ranging from sedentary activities to high energy activities such as running.

National Academy of Medicine: The Interplay of Community Trauma, Diet, and Physical Activity

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-08-15

An article from the National Academy of Medicine, The Interplay of Community Trauma, Diet, and Physical Activity, explores the impact of adverse community experiences on diet and activity related illnesses.

National Academy of Medicine: The Interplay of Community Trauma, Diet, and Physical Activity

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-08-15

An article from the National Academy of Medicine, The Interplay of Community Trauma, Diet, and Physical Activity, explores the impact of adverse community experiences on diet and activity related illnesses.

Urban Planning Tips to Reduce Obesity & Increase Physical Activity

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-02-02

The Altarum Institute has posted City Living = Active, Healthy Lifestyles? Maybe not for All,  which includes a set of urban planning tips for communities striving to reduce childhood obesity while increasing physical activity.  Some highlights from the article include

Social Justice Toolkit by America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative

Published Date: 
Wed, 2016-10-05

America Walks aims to use walkability to undo injustices through ensuring that every individual across the U.S. has safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active and to be engaged within their community. The Every Body Walk! Collaborative (EBWC) came together to identify areas within communities where walkability can help to bridge divides, ease tensions, and address disparities. The EBWC has created a Social Justice Toolkit and training on creating communities that are safe, productive, and livable for all members. This toolkit will:

CDC's DNPAO Announces Launch of new Online Data Trends and Maps Database

Published Date: 
Thu, 2015-04-09

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) announced the launch of its new online Data, Trends & Maps interactive database.

What is the Data, Trends & Maps database?

CDC Podcasts: Healthy Students are Better Learners!

Published Date: 
Mon, 2015-03-16

Listen to two new podcasts developed by CDC Healthy Schools, in partnership with

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