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Active Living

  • The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG)
  • I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL) is a proactive approach for addressing childhood obesity in Head Start children. IMIL seeks to increase daily moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), improve the quality of movement activities intentionally planned and facilitated by adults, and promote healthy food choices every day.
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care The Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) program is a research-tested intervention designed to enhance policies, practices, and environments in child care by improving the:
    • Nutritional quality of food served,
    • Amount and quality of physical activity,
    • Staff-child interactions, and
    • Facility nutrition and physical activity policies and practices and related environmental characteristics
  • NAP SACC is implemented through NAP SACC health consultants (i.e. child care health consultants, nurses, health educators or other trained professionals) who will work with child care facility staff to set goals for change and develop plans for follow-up actions to improve practice. Training on the implementation of NAP SACC is available in a web-based format free of charge.

Healthy Eating

  • Choose My Plate The food pyramid is now my plate, a guide by the USDA to encourage people to make the healthiest food choices. It contains the most current recommendations for our daily nutrition.
  • Richmond Good Life Provides a listing of farmers markets in the Richmond area for 2012.
  • Adult BMI Calculator
  • Body mass index is just one indicator of potential health risks associated with being overweight or obese. For assessing someone's likelihood of developing overweight or obesity-related diseases, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines recommend looking at:

    An individual's waist circumference (abdominal fat is an independent predictor of risk for weight-related diseases)

  • Dietary Guiedlines for Americans
  • Food Environment Atlas
  • Food environment factors--such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics--interact to influence food choices and diet quality. Research is beginning to document the complexity of these interactions, but more is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions.
  • Trust for America's Health (TFAH) F as in Fat Reports The future health of the United States is at a crossroads, due in large part to the obesity epidemic. Each year, the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) issue F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future to examine strategies for addressing the obesity crisis. In this ninth edition of the report, TFAH and RWJF also commissioned a new study to look at how obesity could impact the future health and wealth of our nation.
  • Color Me Healthy Color Me Healthy (CMH) is a research-tested intervention designed to improve fruit and vegetable intake and increase physical activity among 4 and 5 year old children in child care and preschool settings by increased exposure to nutrition education and opportunities for physical activity.

Clinical and Community Preventive Services

Tobacco Free Living

  • Smoke Free Guidance and advice to start the journey to quitting smoking.
  • QuitLine 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) Quit Now Virginia is a toll-free tobacco cessation phone counseling service that is provided to Virginia residents aged 13 and older 24 hours a day, seven days. Callers will receive one-on-one cessation counseling, information and self-help materials.
  • Alliance for the Prevention and Treatment of Nicotine Addiction works in collaboration with healthcare organizations and providers throughout Virginia to promote smoking cessation
  • Office on Smoking or Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Last Updated: 06-24-2014

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