North Carolina's Plan to Address Obesity: Healthy Weight and Healthy Communities 2013-2020

North Carolina's Obesity Prevention Plan is a seven-year plan (2013-2020) offering overarching goals and measurable objectives for anyone working in the area of overweight and obesity prevention. The Plan is designed to guide the efforts of those working as part of the Eat Smart, Move More NC movement to make healthy eating and physical activity the easy choice for all North Carolinians.

North Carolina's Obesity Prevention Plan guides the work of the Eat Smart, Move More NC movement. It will take all of us working toward the common goals for this plan and the common good to achieve a healthier, more productive North Carolina.

NC Obesity Prevention Plan: NC Obesity Prevention Plan 2013-2020 - Desktop printer version
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Frequently Asked Questions about North Carolina's Plan to Address Obesity: Healthy Weight and Healthy Communities 2013-2020

Presentation about the Release of North Carolina's Obesity Prevention Plan

All partners are welcome to download and use the PowerPoint presentation about the public release of North Carolina's new Obesity Plan. Click here to download the presentation.

Click here to see the Press Release about North Carolina's New Obesity Prevention Plan.


Report Outlining the Evolution of the Eat Smart, Move More NC Movement

Development of a Movement and State Plan for Obesity Prevention, Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina

This report, published in the Journal of Education and Behavior, outlines the evolution of the Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina movement and publications in support of the movement, including North Carolina's Plan to Address Obesity: Healthy Weight and Healthy Communities, 2013–2020.


Building on What Has Already Been Done


Annual Reports

Annual reports were published on North Carolina’s 2007-2012 Obesity Prevention Plan. The reports review the work of the Leadership Team and include stories of individuals, organizations and partnerships that work to make the healthy choice the easy choice in our state.

Final Report: North Carolina´s Obesity Prevention Plan 2007-2012
Eat Smart, Move More NC 2010 Annual Report
Eat Smart, Move More NC 2010 Annual Report (low-ink version)
Eat Smart, Move More NC: Your Roadmap to Health - An annual report 2008

The Task Force on Preventing Childhood Obesity 2008-2009

In 2008, the North Carolina General Assembly formed the Task Force on Preventing Childhood Obesity. The State Health Director and the Chairman of the State Board of Education co-chaired the Task Force. The Task Force reviewed the activities in the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Public Instruction, and the Health and Wellness Trust Fund, then published the Report from the North Carolina Task Force on Preventing Childhood Obesity.


Plan2007-2012 North Carolina's Plan to Prevent Overweight,
Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases 2007-2012
Eat Smart Blueprint Cover The North Carolina Blueprint for Changing Policies and Environments
in Support of Healthy Eating
Move More Blueprint Cover The North Carolina Blueprint for Changing Policies and Environments
in Support of Increased Physical Activity
Healthy Weight Initiative Cover Moving Our Children Toward a Healthy Weight
Finding the Will and the Way
Breastfeeding Plan Cover Promoting, Protecting and Supporting Breastfeeding:
A North Carolina Blueprint for Action

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