Government Resources

Local and state government has a role to play in making the healthy choice easier by creating safe places to be active, planning land use with physical activity and access to healthy foods in mind, providing public transportation, and supporting farm stands and grocery stores, especially in underserved areas. Local and state government includes elected officials, local and state health departments, boards of health, planning departments, planning boards, parks and recreation departments, and police departments, among others.

Click here to learn about Government-specific strategies from the NC Plan to Address Overweight and Obesity. Each strategy represents the best available evidence.