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.
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
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 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.
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.