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NEW Evaluation Summary on the Active Routes to School Project

November 2, 2016

Active Routes to School

A new evaluation summary provides outcomes to date for the Active Routes to School Project. The summary provides an overview of how the Active Routes to School Project is meeting its goal to increase the number of North Carolina elementary and middle school students that safely walk to school. A companion document title, “Promising Results from the Interim Evaluation of the Active Routes to School Project,” highlights how practitioners can apply the results from the interim report to their own efforts to support walking and biking.

Active Routes to School_Evaluation Summary_Fall 2015
Active Routes to School_Promising Results Fall 2015

Working with the Media to Promote Walk to School Day 2016

November 2, 2016

Communities across North Carolina celebrated the 20th Walk to School Day event on October 5, 2016. Learn how you can effectively engage the media in your community’s efforts to support events like this. Listen to a recording of the Webinar that was presented on September 15, 2016: 2016-09-15 09.01 Working with the Media to Promote Walk to School Day 2016.mp4

Faithful Families Summit Focuses on Partnerships to Improve Nutrition and Healthy in Faith Communities

September 27, 2016

Faithful Families

On Thursday, September 8th the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch and Extension at NC State University held the 2016 Faithful Families Summit: Enhancing Partnerships and Creating Connections for Eating Smart and Moving More at the Crabtree Marriot. Nearly 200 state and national Faithful Families partners met at the summit with a shared goal of creating lasting changes to support healthy eating and physical activity in faith communities.

The summit featured a dynamic keynote presentation by Acacia Bamberg Salatti, Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Salatti discussed how faith and community groups promote health equity, creating healthier congregations and communities. The 2016 Faithful Families Summit was a celebration of partnerships that support eating smart and moving more for members of faith communities. Presentations from the Summit are posted at faithfulfamiliesesmm.org.

Maintain, don’t gain with the 2016 Holiday Challenge!

September 26, 2016

Holiday Challenge

Join 13,000 participants from across the US in the 11th annual Holiday Challenge, a FREE 7-week program from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. Learn tips and tricks to maintain your weight over the hectic holiday season- plus access to healthy holiday recipes, a virtual walking race across Iceland, and surprise weekly winners.

The Holiday Challenge begins November 14th, register HERE or go to esmmweighless.com.

New CDC state maps show many Americans still struggle with obesity

September 16, 2016

Obesity Prevalence map

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity released its 2015 state- and territory-specific maps on adult obesity prevalence using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

The 2015 state data maps show that the proportion of adults with obesity in the United States continues to remain high. Estimates across states vary and range from 20.2% in Colorado to 36.2% in Louisiana.The new state data maps are available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/prevalence-maps.html

Some groups of adults have more obesity burden than others. Findings from the updated 2013-2015 BRFSS maps by race/ethnicity found:

  • Non-Hispanic blacks had the highest self-reported obesity (38.1%), followed by Hispanics (31.9%), and non-Hispanic whites (27.6%).
  • The number of states/territories where adult obesity was 35% or more among specific populations was 2 for non-Hispanic whites, 11 for Hispanics, and 34 (plus the District of Columbia) for non-Hispanic blacks.

Obesity is a serious societal problem. Millions of American adults have obesity, putting them at risk for many serious chronic diseases and health conditions. These include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Poorer mental health
  • Certain cancers

There is not one simple solution to address the high levels of obesity in the US. It will take a societal effort. Community leaders, employers, government agencies, and many others can create places that make it easier for adults and families to move more and eat better. Find out how at http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/strategies/index.html.

(source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News and Notes)

Walk to School Day Participation in North Carolina Skyrockets

May 24, 2016

Walk To School Day

Participation in North Carolina's 2015 Walk to School increased nearly 50% from 2014! Walk to School Day events were held in over 60 North Carolina Counties with a record 235 schools registering events. Nationally, in 2014 North Carolina ranked 27th in Walk to School Day registrations and in 2015 North Carolina rose to 6th place.

Walk to School Day events have a history of leading to policy and engineering changes that help to make it safer and more convenient to walk to school on a regular basis. Read more in the report Walk to School Day Participation in North Carolina Skyrockets.

Save the Date

International Walk to School Day 2016 will be held on October 5th. Don't want to wait that long? We don't either! For more information on Walk to School Day and events visit www.walkbiketoschool.org To learn more about NCDOT's Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation, visit ncdot.gov/bikeped or reach out to your Regional Active Routes to School Coordinator at www.communityclinicalconnections.com/What_We_Do/Active_Routes_To_School/index.html.

Open Use of School Property

Move More: A Toolkit for Promoting Open Use of School Property in North Carolina

April 18, 2016

Move More: A Toolkit for Promoting Open Use of School Property in North Carolina provides information on how schools in North Carolina can make their facilities available to the public for physical activity. It includes background on the importance of increasing access to places for physical activity, relevant North Carolina law and a checklist for developing open use policies, and a list of resources that support open use.

Click Here to download.

State Diabetes Guide Recommends Strategies Including Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Diabetes Prevention and Management

January 4, 2016

North Carolina Guide to Diabetes Prevention and Management 2015-2020

In North Carolina, nearly 100 partners worked for over two years to develop a guide that includes basic information about diabetes, its effects on the North Carolina population and suggestions on how individuals can prevent and manage the disease. In December 2015, the North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council released the North Carolina Guide to Diabetes Prevention and Management 2015-2020. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy and engaging in physical activity are some key strategies recommended to manage, and when possible, prevent type 2 diabetes. The guide also includes specific strategies for community groups, employers and health care providers to create environments that support diabetes prevention and management.

Active Routes to School Celebrates Walk to School Days

November 23, 2015

Active Routes to School

Active Routes to School helped to get children and adolescents moving in celebration of National Walk to School Day. Participation across North Carolina more than doubled for 2015 events—110 schools registered this year compared to 41 schools in 2014. Walk to School Day is a national event that gives communities across the country an opportunity to be active on the same day on the way to school or while at school.

NC DPH and NC DOT co-sponsored the 2015 Active Routes to School Conference—Creating More Choices for Safe Walking and Bicycling in North Carolina held November 18 at the William Friday Center in Chapel Hill. State leaders, school staff and other partners gathered to exchange ideas, share engagement strategies and learn about successful Active Route to School activities across the state. Participants also discussed ways data can be studied to inform and evaluate future planning efforts. Participants learned about concrete ideas for ways to expand and grow partnerships and walking and bicycling to and at school activities.

To learn about how Active Routes to School is working with partners across the state to make it easier for students to safely walk and bike to school, visit www.communityclinicalconnections.com/ActiveRoutes.

Eat Smart, Move More, North Carolina Supports the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking

October 30, 2015

Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking

Eat Smart, Move More, North Carolina has released its Walk More. Connect More. ads to support Step It Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking. Ads feature tested messaging from Every Body Walk! that emphasizes the opportunity to build stronger relationships and human connections by walking with others. Available in multiple formats, the ads highlight how walking inspires people to connect and be physically active with friends, colleagues, kids and family. Click here to see the full spectrum of ads.

October 28, 2015

The NC Alliance of YMCAs Hosted Policies, Practices & Promises: Ensuring the Health of NC’s Kids

October 30, 2015

YMCA

This full-day workshop guided North Carolina early care and out-of-school time stakeholders through a process of identifying how we, as a state, can reduce the incidence of childhood obesity by successfully integrating Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards into policies & practices.

Featured speakers:

Dr. Carolyn Dunn
Professor & Head, Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences
NC Cooperative Extension, NC State University

Julie Ralston Aoki
Staff Attorney
Public Health Law Center

For more information, please email Sherée Vodicka, Executive Director, NC Alliance of YMCA’s at: sheree.vodicka@ymcatriangle.org.

September Eat Smart, Move More Leadership Team Quarterly E-Letter

October 29, 2015

Click here to review the latest accomplishments of the Leadership Team and to learn about events that support the Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina movement. For more archived newsletters from the leadership team Click here.

Conference Highlights Connections Between Health, Transportation, and Local Food

September 30, 2015

The Planning for Healthy Communities Conference was held September 30 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville. The 3rd annual Conference provided a full day of education, networking, and collaboration on topics related to community design, public engagement, policy, equity, and data related to building healthy, economically viable communities. Click here to see the agenda (click on the agenda tab).

Classroom Energizers Have Been Re-Energized

September 30, 2015

To help all elementary and middle school teachers integrate more physical activity into their classes, the North Carolina Department of Instruction and the North Carolina Division of Public Health have released updated classroom energizers along with an energizers promotional video. Elementary and middle school energizers are classroom-based activities that help teachers integrate physical activity with academic concepts. These are short (about 10 minute) activities that classroom teachers can use to provide physical activity to children in accordance with the North Carolina State Board of Education's Healthy Active Children Policy. Teachers can now quickly find energizers by objective numbers to use with the most recent standard course of study. For more information about the Healthy Active Children Policy and classroom energizers, visit www.nchealthyschools.org

On Wednesday, September 9, 2015 the Surgeon General released a Call to Action to promote walking and walkable communities.

September 15, 2015

Step It Up! Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

The Call to Action includes five goals, with related strategies to support walking and walkability in the United States. These strategies will make it easier and safer for people to walk and to use a wheelchair, ride a bike and be active in other ways. Support for these goals and strategies is needed across many sectors of society, such as transportation, land use and community design; parks, recreation, and fitness; education; business and industry; volunteer and nonprofit; health care; media and public health. Click here for more information and supporting materials.

Community Guide News: Now Published! Task Force Says Diet + Physical Activity Programs Help People at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

August 20, 2015

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) recommends combined diet and physical activity promotion programs for people at increased risk of type 2 diabetes based on strong evidence of effectiveness in reducing new-onset diabetes. Combined diet and physical activity promotion programs help prevent or control type 2 diabetes for people at increased risk for the disease said the study task force led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These programs increase the likelihood of reverting to normal blood sugar and improve diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk factors, including overweight, high blood glucose, high blood pressure and abnormal lipid profile. The study also noted that these combined prevention programs are cost effective. For more information, visit www.thecommunityguide.org/news/2015/diabetes-DietPA.html.

MountainWise Featured on ChangeLab Solutions Webinar: Obesity Prevention in Rural Communities

June 29, 2015

The Association of Public Health Nutritionists and ChangeLab Solutions presented a two-part webinar in May 2015, Obesity Prevention in Rural Communities: Stories from the Field, featuring leaders from five rural communities or regions. Speakers provided practical tips to implementing policy, system, and environmental changes in rural communities. The May 21st webinar featured North Carolina's MountainWise and covered strategies to improve access to healthy food in small rural stores, create a culture of wellness in schools, and create environments that support physical activity. During the May 28th webinar, NC Department of transportation addressed how to work with state departments to revive rural main streets. Click here to view the recorded webinars.

June Eat Smart, Move More Leadership Team Quarterly E-Letter

June 29, 2015

Click here to review the latest accomplishments of the Leadership Team and to learn about events that support the Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina movement. For more archived newsletters from the leadership team Click here.

Amendment to NC General Statute Addresses Open Use of School Grounds

June 29, 2015

An amendment to NC General Statute § 115C-524 puts open use of school grounds for recreation on the same legal footing as joint use agreements. Previously, the law recognized the ability of schools to enter into agreements with non-school groups to allow use of school property (e.g., a rental agreement with the YMCA to hold an after-school program on campus or with a local soccer league to use fields). The law provided that schools have no liability for injuries that occur during activities arising out of these agreements. The law was previously silent on the ability of schools to allow the general public to use school grounds for recreation outside of these agreements (open use). The new amendment makes it clear that schools are allowed to open their grounds to the public for recreational purposes outside of agreements. It also specifies that schools will have no liability for injuries that occur during this "open use" of school grounds. Click here to learn more about Shared Use Agreements for schools.

Active Routes to School Supported a Successful Bike to School Day

June 8, 2015

Active Routes to School helped to get children and adolescents moving in May. One hundred ten schools registered for National Bike to School Day events across North Carolina compared to 41 schools in 2014. Active Routes to School Project Coordinators played an integral role in helping some of these schools gear up for their various activities. Bike to School Day is a national event that gives communities across the country an opportunity to be active on the way or at school on the same day. The national event is part of the movement for year-round safe routes to school and encourages bicycling to school as a healthy way for kids and families to make their school commute. To learn how Active Routes to School is working with partners across the state to make it easier for students to safely walk and bike to school, visit www.communityclinicalconnections.com/ActiveRoutes.

The North Carolina Community Transformation Grant Program

May 28, 2015

The North Carolina Community Transformation Grant Program has recently been featured in the Preventing Chronic Disease Journal. Click here to learn more about lessons learned on promoting joint use agreements from Community Transformation Grant awardees in North Carolina, Illinois and Wisconsin.

New website provides a one-stop shop for UNC-developed health promotion interventions and resources

April 24, 2015

A new website provides North Carolina’s public health and clinical workforce with ready-to-use resources developed by University of North Carolina research teams to promote health.

Research4NC centralizes health promotion and disease prevention programs and resources that UNC researchers developed in collaboration with their public health and community partners. The website currently provides easy access to more than 30 resources that are ready to use to tackle problems including obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Descriptions of the available resources with links to specific studies supporting their successful use and a variety of easily downloadable materials are available.

Obesity in America Video Released by PublicHealth.org

April 22, 2015

PublicHealth.org recently published a summary report of obesity in America and a three minute video to raise public awareness. The Harvard School of Public Health estimates that obesity accounts for over 20% of America's healthcare related expenses at about $190 billion. The cost in lives is equally staggering - 18% by Columbia University's estimates. With so much at stake, continuing efforts to educate the public about obesity is paramount to fighting this threat to our individual and collective health. Click here to view PublicHealth.org’s guide and video, Obesity in America.

March Eat Smart, Move More Leadership Team Quarterly E-Letter

March 10, 2015

Click here to review the latest accomplishments of the Leadership Team and to learn about events that support the Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina movement.

December Eat Smart, Move More Leadership Team Quarterly E-Letter

December 3, 2014

Click here to review the latest accomplishments of the Leadership Team and to learn about events that support the Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina movement.

September Eat Smart, Move More Leadership Team Quarterly E-Letter

September 27, 2014

Click here to review the latest accomplishments of the Leadership Team and to learn about events that support the Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina movement.

Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity among Underserved Youth: Healthy Places, Active Spaces Grant Success Stories

September 2, 2014

From August 2010 through August 2014, North Carolina Division of Public Health, in partnership with the NC Public Health Foundation and funder, the John Rex Endowment, worked with eight Wake County organizations on the Healthy Places, Active Spaces (HPAS) Grants Program. HPAS worked to promote healthy eating and physical activity among underserved youth in communities across Wake County. Click here to learn more about how the organizations that were funded implemented policy and environmental change strategies to make the healthy choice the easy choice in the communities they serve.

Increasing Healthy Living in North Carolina Communities:
Eat Smart, Move More Community Grant 2012-2013 Success Stories

July 3, 2014

The Eat Smart, Move More Community Grants Program supported local health departments in North Carolina in their efforts to develop community-based interventions that encourage, promote and facilitate physical activity and healthy eating. The purpose of the program was to provide funding to local communities to implement strategies that advance the goals and objectives of North Carolina's Obesity Prevention Plan. Click here to learn how counties funded in 2012-2013 helped their residents to eat smart and move more.

Million Hearts and Eating-Well magazine launch heart-healthy nutrition resource

July 1, 2014

The Million Hearts initiative announces the launch of a new Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Resource Center, developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Eating-Well magazine. The resource center features lower-sodium, heart-healthy recipes and family-friendly meal plans, with an emphasis on managing sodium intake, a major contributor to high blood pressure and heart disease.

By helping individuals and families access content and recipes to promote consumption of healthier foods, this consumer-friendly addition to existing Million Hearts tools supports the initiative's goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes.

"Because sodium is a major contributor to high blood pressure, it is important to help people understand how they can manage sodium intake at home," said Janet S. Wright, MD, FACC, Executive Director of Million Hearts. “This online resource offers practical, accessible eating and lifestyle-based solutions for people looking for ways to reduce sodium in their diet and create heart-healthy, tasty meals for themselves and their families.

June Eat Smart, Move More Leadership Team Quarterly E-Letter

June 16, 2014

Click here to review the latest accomplishments of the Leadership Team and to learn about events that support the Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina movement.

Eat Smart, Move More NC Movement Video Is Up

May 27, 2014

This four minute video shows how communities and businesses across North Carolina are joining the movement to make the healthy choice the easy choice. The video features a convenience store owner’s initiative to offer fresh fruits and vegetables to his customers, a health care network’s use of pricing strategies to increase the sales of healthy foods in a hospital cafeteria, and a church’s success in creating a community garden. The video also showcases a YMCA’s emphasis on community health, highlighting its physical activity, mobile kitchen and gardening programs. Watch the video, and learn what you can do to encourage the people of your community to eat smart and move more.

Let's Go NC!

March 14, 2014

The Let's Go NC! Curriculum is founded upon the NCDOT's Basics of Bicycling (BoB) and NHTSA's Pedestrian Safety Curriculum. There are two components of the curriculum; Let's go Walking! and Let's go Biking! There are five main themes for the Let's Go Walking!, portion. It includes skill building activities, enhancing balanced curriculum opportunities, tying the lessons' objectives to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, and revised individual lessons for clearer directions to instructors while making more direct connections beyond traffic safety to physical health and well-being. New and specifically offered through Let's Go Walking! are the five lesson review videos, which add another visual tool to instructors to reach children who prefer that learning style. Let's Go Biking! incorporates 5 course topics, (2 classroom and 3 on-bike). The Let's Go Biking! material was created to broaden the age range beyond grades 4-5 and offer a parallel structure to the pedestrian lessons. Other components that are offered in the Let's Go Biking! instruction include suggestions for balanced curriculum, parent tip sheets, and an assortment of worksheets or handouts appropriate to the individual teaching levels.

Check out the Let's Go NC! Curriculum at www.ncdot.gov/bikeped

Updated Breastfeeding and Worksites Document Now Available

February 24, 2014

The NC Division of Public Health in cooperation with the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition and in support of Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina is pleased to share the newly updated Eat Smart North Carolina: Businesses Leading the Way in Support of Breastfeeding -2nd Edition. This expanded guide is a planning and resource primer for any employer who is looking for suggestions on becoming a breastfeeding-friendly worksite or business. It can be used in a variety of worksite settings including private and non-profit businesses, faith organizations, schools, child care, government agencies as well as community organizations.

The primer outlines federal and state breastfeeding-related directives and describes the benefits for businesses that choose to support breastfeeding for their employees and customers. Practical information such as sample policies, easy practices to implement, NC success stories from employees, and state and national breastfeeding resources are also included.

The guide is available on several websites including Eat Smart, Move More NC, Nutrition Services Branch and the NC Breastfeeding Coalition.

Click here to see the full document.

The North Carolina Fruit and Vegetable Outlet Inventory Supplemental Data One-Pager, 2012

January 7, 2014

The North Carolina Fruit and Vegetable Outlet Inventory Supplemental Data One-Pager, 2012 is now posted for viewing on www.EatSmartMoveMoreNC. The North Carolina Fruit and Vegetable Outlet Inventory (NC FVOI) will be used annually to collect information about access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The inventory defined an outlet as a venue with a predictable location and hours of operation that sells produce, but that is not a retail store. This included, but was not limited to, farmers' markets, roadside stands, curbside markets, and tailgate markets. Click here to read the document.

NC languishing in the throes of obesity

September 3, 2013

by David Gardner

Published in The News & Observer on July 16, 2013 and published in The Daily Reflector on July 24, 2013

North Carolina is blessed with majestic mountains, expansive beaches, meandering rivers and streams and a year-around climate that begs our residents to go outside and play. We boast municipal, state and national parks; community recreation programs; winter and summer sports; road races and countless more opportunities to move and be active. North Carolina is also blessed with a diverse agriculture that provides a cornucopia of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and other farm products. A growing and robust network of farmers’ markets and farm stands, school and community gardens, and food-focused community initiatives make eating healthy more appealing and accessible than ever. Given such rich natural and developing resources, who would believe North Carolina continues to languish in the throes of an obesity epidemic? In spite of its natural and man-made resources, the Tar Heel State is not immune to the devastating effect of unhealthy weight that continues to threaten our health and economic well-being.

Nearly two-thirds of North Carolina adults and 1 in 3 youth are overweight or obese. These numbers reflect a public health crisis that has led to increased risk factors and rates for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and lower life quality for far too many North Carolinians. More than a decade ago, a small group of concerned and devoted health leaders met to develop a response to the obesity epidemic in North Carolina. This small group discussion quickly grew to a grassroots statewide movement named Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina. The movement promotes the use of evidence-based strategies that make healthy eating and active living easier for all North Carolinians. More than 85 organizations across the state have joined. In addition, hundreds of companies, agencies, schools, congregations and individuals use the movement’s resources and guidance.

In 2007, Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina released its first N.C. Obesity Prevention Plan and in January 2013 released the second edition of a state plan titled “North Carolina’s Plan to Address Obesity: Healthy Weight and Healthy Communities.” This new plan provides our state and local leaders proven strategies for helping residents achieve and maintain a healthy weight. The plan is unique to North Carolina. It builds upon our existing assets and resources, and encourages all sectors of society to combine resources to reduce duplication of effort. Throughout its history, North Carolina has been known for its rugged independence, its resilience, its adaptability and stubborn determination to overcome challenges. When North Carolinians find a common foe, we unite and fight as one. Such a collaborative spirit is essential to combat obesity and move residents to healthy weight. We have unmatched natural and human resources. We have a new plan. We have proven strategies that work. I encourage all North Carolina leaders, officials and residents to use the plan, join the movement, eat smart and move more. David Gardner is executive director of the N.C. Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville and a past chairman of Eat Smart, Move More NC Leadership Team.

Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina: Create a Buzz – Mobilize Your Community

August 22, 2013

The newly revised Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina’s: Create a Buzz – Mobilize your Community is now posted for use on www.EatSmartMoveMoreNC.com.

Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina: Create a Buzz - Mobilize Your Community is a planning guide that provides information and tools for anyone interested in creating a community wide campaign in their community. The step-by-step guide outlines how to develop communications strategies that will create a buzz and mobilize your community into action around healthy eating and active living.

This resource also includes definitions and information about every stage of campaign planning, implementation and evaluation. There are links to existing Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina resources and ads, examples from communities across the state and other resources to aid in the development of a campaign. The entire Guide can be found at, http://www.eatsmartmovemorenc.com/CWCguide/CWCguide.html .

Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina Branding, Logo Usage and Style Guide

August 13, 2013

The newly revised Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina’s Branding, Logo Usage and Style Guide is now posted for use on www.EatSmartMoveMoreNC.com. This guide can be used as a valuable tool when preparing materials that will include the Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina logo or brand. Users can refer to individual sections in the guide that relates to specific aspects of the logo they plan to use. Each section provides specific rules for usage, offers application guidelines and answers the most frequently asked questions regarding the Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina brand. The entire Guide can be found here.

Eat Smart, Move More: North Carolina’s Plan to Prevent Overweight, Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases, 2007-2012 - Final Report

June 4, 2013

The Final Report on Eat Smart, Move More: North Carolina’s Plan to Prevent Overweight, Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases, 2007-2012 is now available. North Carolina’s Obesity Prevention Plan 2007-2012 was created by the Eat Smart, Move More NC Leadership Team to serve as the one Plan to guide the efforts of everyone working on obesity prevention across the state. The Final Report highlights key data points through a brief discussion of each objective in the Plan. It also features the stories of individuals and organizations across the state who found success in making healthy eating and physical activity the easy choice.

Click here to read the 2007-2012 Final Report.

New HBO Documentary Spotlights North Carolina Teenager

May 9, 2013

A North Carolina teenager from Goldsboro shares her story and fight towards healthier options in her school cafeteria in a documentary seen by the entire nation.

When The Weight of the Nation premiered in May 2012, HBO sounded the alarm that obesity is the single most important driver of chronic disease and disability in this country, and that it could be the reason why children born in the United States today might have shorter lives than their parents.

On May 7, 2013, HBO once again called attention to the obesity crisis when it premiered the three-part series, The Weight of the Nation for Kids. Watch Kebreeya’s Salad Days to see how Kebreeya takes her fight to city hall and wins.


Click here to see the video.

Eat Smart, Move More NC in the media

Jan 28, 2013

The Eat Smart, Move More NC Leadership Team released North Carolina's new Obesity Prevention Plan on January 24th at the North Carolina State Health Director's Conference. Click on the links below to see some of the media coverage from the release:

NC Now
Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Chair of the State Obesity Prevention Plan Writing Team
Video

NPR - WUNC 91.5
Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Chair of the State Obesity Prevention Plan Writing Team
Listen

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

Jan 18, 2013

Webinar


North Carolina’s new Obesity Prevention Plan will be released on January 24, 2013 at the North Carolina State Health Director’s Conference. Members of the Eat Smart, Move More NC Executive Committee presented about the upcoming release of the Plan as part of the Community Transformation Grant Webinar series, hosted by the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Click here to listen to the webinar


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