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Reports from National Organizations

The reports listed below are organized according to the organization or agency that released or published them.


Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

This 80-page feature published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report in 2011 provides nine guidelines for developing, implementing and evaluating school-based healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices for students. Each guideline is accompanied by a series of strategies for schools to implement.

Additional CDC publications are listed as Guides


Reports from the Convergence Partnership

The Convergence Partnership, formed in 2006, is a collaborative of funders whose goal of policy and environmental change will help reinvent communities of healthy people living in healthy places. Access the following publications on the Convergence Partnership's website or click on the titles below.

Fostering Physical Activity for Children and Youth: Opportunities for a Lifetime of Health

This 40-page report published in 2010 includes four focus areas: schools, early childcare and education settings, out-of-school-time programs, and communities. For each focus area, it provides background information, identifies strategies and policies to effect change, and highlights key policy opportunities, primarily at the state and federal levels.

Recipes for Change: Healthy Food in Every Community

This 54-page report published in 2010 includes four focus areas: healthy food retail environments, institutions and healthy foods, federal food and nutrition assistance programs, and regional food systems and agriculture. For each focus area, it provides background information, identifies strategies and policies to effect change, and highlights key policy opportunities, primarily at the state and federal levels.

Promising Strategies for Creating Healthy Eating and Active Living Environments

This brief report published in 2011 gives a general overview of obesity prevention strategies for neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, business and industry, health care and child care settings.


Reports from the Surgeon General

Access the following publications on the Surgeon General's website or click on the title below.

Step it up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

The Call to Action provides strategies that communities can use to support walking, to work toward long-lasting changes to improve the health and health care of Americans today and of the generations that follow.

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

This 100-page publication released in 2011 recommends 20 actions, organized into the following focus areas: mothers in their families, communities, health care, employment, research and surveillance, and public health infrastructure. The report provides multiple implementation strategies are for each recommended action.

National Prevention Strategy

This national plan, released in 2011, identifies four Strategic Directions and seven Priorities. One of the Strategic Directions is "healthy and safe community environments" and two of the Strategies are "healthy eating" and "active living". For each strategy, the this publication provides key facts, recommendations, actions, indicators for measuring progress, project highlights and key documents.

The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation

This brief publication released in 2010 outlines basic obesity prevention strategies for child care sites, schools, work sites, health care sites, communities, and at home.


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