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Active Recess

Active Recess — Learn how active recess can help students reach 30 minutes of physical activity each school day.

African American Churches

African American Churches Eating Smart and Moving More Planning and Resource Guide — Implement church wellness programs.

Be Active Kids

Be Active Kids — Use this interactive program to promote health in children ages birth to five.

Before-School Walking Programs — Build buy-in and inspire action among stakeholders who aim to promote active communities, safety and transportation options.


BMI Chart — Calculate body mass index, and start a conversation about the importance of maintaining a healthy weight.

Breastfeeding-Friendly Business Award — Become a breastfeeding-friendly business.

Bring fresh produce to your setting Bring Fresh Produce to Your Setting Guide — Help to make fresh fruits and vegetables available to buy in your local worksite, place of worship or neighborhood.

Breastfeeding Guide

Businesses Leading the Way in Support of Breastfeeding Primer — Become a breastfeeding-friendly worksite.

Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Initiatives — Learn how to support breastfeeding in child care settings.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) — Access program and resources that aim to provide nutritious foods for wellness, healthy growth and development of young children.

Child Care Services Association — Access resources, publications and the latest news in child care.

Child Trends — Access early childhood and youth data and research.

Color Me Healthy

Color Me Healthy Curriculum — Teach children ages four and five that eating healthy and being physically active are fun.

Committee Guide

Committee Guide — Establish and maintain a worksite wellness committee.

Cook Smart Eat Smart

Cook Smart, Eat Smart Cooking School — Learn how to prepare simple, healthy and delicious food for you and your family.

Create a Buzz

Create a Buzz - Mobilize Your Community Guide — Create a community-wide campaign to increase physical activity and healthy eating.

Active Play Spaces

Creating Active Outdoor Play Spaces Guide — Learn how to create play spaces that promote physically active play.

Early Educator Certification Toolkit — Access tools and professional development materials for educators in early care and education settings.

ESMM Coalitions

Eat Smart, Move More Coalitions — Promote physical activity and healthy eating opportunities at the community level.

Eat Smart, Move More and Go Green

Eat Smart, Move More and Go Green Tips — Help the environment while eating smart and moving more.

ESMM Handouts

Eat Smart, Move More NC Handouts — Post or distribute these nutrition and physical activity handouts - available in Spanish and English.

Eat Smart, Move More, Weight Less

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Program — Participate in a 15-week group weight management program.

Eat Smart School Standards

Eat Smart School Standards — Use these resources to create policies that support healthy eating in schools.

EFNEP's Families

EFNEP's Families Resource — Provide nutrition education to limited-resource families. Handouts are available in Spanish and English.

Encouraging SNAP - Farmers Markets

Encouraging SNAP Participation at Farmers’ Markets Guide — Attract SNAP customers to your farmers’ market.

Energizers for Schools

Energizers for Schools — Integrate classroom physical activities with academic concepts.

Faithful Families

Faithful Families Thriving Communities — Promote healthy eating and physical activity in communities of faith.

Faithful Families Walking Challenge — Motivate community members to walk more every day.


Farmers’ Markets’ Comprehensive Guide for SNAP/EBT — Assist farmers’ markets with SNAP/EBT implementation. Contains steps, best practices and resources.


Farmers’ Markets’ Quick Reference Handbook for SNAP/EBT — Accept SNAP/EBT, debit and/or credit cards at your farmers’ market.

Fruits and Veggies Challenge

Fruits and Veggies Challenge — Motivate employees at your worksite to eat more fruits and vegetables every day.

Guide to Making Physical Activity a Part of Meetings, Conference and Events

Guide to Making Physical Activity a Part of Meetings, Conference and Events — Include physical activity in meetings, conferences and other events.

Garden Guide

Growing Communities through Gardens Guide — Start a community garden.

Head Start: Nutrition — Access resources to support healthy eating habits and find nutrition assistance information to share with families

Health Crisis in North Carolina

Health Crisis in Carolina Documentary — Follow the struggles of real North Carolina families, and learn the strategies that help them eat smart and move more.


Health Impact Assessments — Learn more about this decision-making process used to determine how a project, policy or program might influence health.

Faith Bulletin Inserts

Health-Related Bulletin Inserts for the Faith Community — Share these short, simple and easy to read messages with faith community members.

Healthy Active Children Policy Module — Review the history, rationale and guidelines for implementing the Healthy Active Children Policy in your school.

Healthy Celebrations

Healthy Celebrations and Events Guide — Serve healthier, kid-friendly options during any food-related event or celebration.

Healthy Food Retail

Healthy Food Retail Toolkit — Assist small food stores with increasing their healthy options and help them apply for the NC Healthy Food Retail Designation.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Future — Access tools and resources to make a child obesity prevention program in family child care or early care and education settings.

Healthy Meeting Guide

Healthy Meeting Guide — Serve healthier foods at meetings and events.

Let’s Move! — Promote healthier foods and physical activity in child care settings.

Making It Work Tool Kit — Use this resource to help breastfeeding mothers return to work.

Management Guide

Management Guide — Implement a healthy workforce promotion program.

Meal Planner and Activity Logs

Meal Planner and Activity Logs — Keep track of your efforts to eat smart and move more.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocol — Follow these guidelines for nutrition visits with overweight children.

Mother-Baby Award for Outpatient Clinics — Become a breastfeeding-friendly outpatient clinic.

Motivational Posters Motivational Posters — Download and display posters that encourage people to make healthy choices.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing Resources — Use this cognitive behavioral technique with patients.

After School Standards

Move More After-School Standards — Use this guide to create practices, policies and environments supportive of physical activity in after-school programs.

Move More School Standards

Move More School Standards — Create school environments that support and encourage physical activity.

Move More, Walk Now

Move More, Walk Now — Discover walking tips, tools and guides for walkers, hikers and organizers.

My Eat Smart Move More

My Eat Smart Move More Website — Check out these simple solutions to help you and your family eat smart and move more.

North Carolina Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation — Become a breastfeeding-friendly child care center.

North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center — Promote safe and healthy environments in early care and education settings.

North Carolina Guide to Incorporating Health Considerations into Comprehensive Plans — Learn how to incorporate health considerations into comprehensive plans.

North Carolina Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation Program — Become a breastfeeding-friendly maternity center.

NC Child Care Resource & Referral Council — This organization provides a network of services for families, child care providers, employers, and communities

Childhood Obesity Prevention Demonstration Project

NC Childhood Obesity Prevention Demonstration Project — Build community partnerships to reduce childhood obesity.

NC Children and Nature Coalition — Access professionals and resources to help support built and natural learning environments.


NC Healthy Out-of-School Time Recognition Program — Apply to recognize out-of-school time programs for healthy eating and physical activity practices.

NC Healthy Schools

NC Healthy Schools Website — Create a Coordinated School Health Program.

NC NET Resources Library

NC NET Resources Library — Borrow materials that support nutrition education.

Physical Activity Policy Factsheet

NC Physical Activity Policy Research Network Factsheets — Review information related to policies that affect physical activity in communities.

NC State Design Natural Learning Initiative (NIL) — Access design assistance, evaluation, professional development and policy initiatives.

Obesity-related CPT codes

Obesity-related CPT Codes — Identify services and procedures reimbursable by Medicaid that may be related to obesity.

Open Use of School Property in North Carolina — Learn about promoting Open Use of School Property in North Carolina.

PAN Behaviors Monitoring Form

PAN Behaviors Monitoring Form — Document and monitor select physical activity and nutrition behaviors.

Patient Education Packets

Patient Education Packets — Share this material with patients to address healthy behaviors.

pediatric obesity clinical tools

Pediatric Obesity Clinical Tools — Prevent, assess and treat childhood overweight and obesity.

Tertiary Care Centers

Pediatric Tertiary Care Centers — Learn about centers that provide intensive, multi-disciplinary care and treatment for childhood obesity.

Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Policy

Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Policy — Use this sample to create your own healthy eating and physical activity policy.

Planning Guide for Faith Communities

Planning Guide for Faith Communities — Start and maintain an Eating Smart and Moving More committee in your faith community.

Prescription Pads

Prescription Pads — Customize your prescription pads to address patients’ health behaviors.

School Fundraising Toolkit

School Fundraising Toolkit — Plan healthy school fundraisers.

School Siting Guide — Get involved with school siting to support physical activity in your community.

Shape America: Recess Policy — Use this guide to make recess a more active part of the school day.

Shape NC — Promote healthy eating and active play in child care programs.

Shared Use Agreements and Assessments — Learn about shared use efforts and agreements in North Carolina communities.

Smart Fuel

Smart Fuel Wellness Challenge — Organize a ten-week challenge to encourage employees to eat smart.

Snacks and Drinks Guide

Snacks and Drinks Guide — Learn about healthier snack and drink options.

Smart Start — Create environments, practices and policies that encourage young children to eat healthy and be physically active.

Springboard to Active Schools Framework — Learn how a CSPAP can make your school a more active, healthy environment for students and staff.

Stairwell Guide

Stairwell Guide — Encourage people to move more with a stairwell initiative. Posters are available to download.

Steps to Health, NC State SNAP-Ed — Learn to eat smart, move more, and reduce risk of chronic disease, must be eligible for SNAP to participate.

Stoplight Food Guide — Direct clients to healthier food and drink options with this visual guide.

Ten Minute Challenge

Ten Minute Challenge - activity that encourages employees to eat smart, move more and quit smoking

Trends, Effects, and Solutions

Trends, Effects and Solutions — Read these white papers related to the seven Eat Smart, Move More NC target behaviors.

Move More Walking Map Guide

Walking Map Guide — Promote safe walking routes in your community.

Wayfinding Guide Wayfinding Guide — Implement a wayfinding system to encourage physical activity in your community.

WorkWell NC — Website with free resources to implement affordable and effective worksite wellness programs.

Most tools listed above were created for North Carolina.

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