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These links provide background or supplementary information related to the Network's campaigns and materials.

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Food and Nutrition Programs & Agencies

Physical Activity Programs & Initiatives

Nutrition and Physical Activity Resources, arranged by audience


General adult audience

Families with children

Pregnant women


School-age children

Network Links

Social Marketing: Food Stamp Nutrition Connection's list of social marketing resources.

The Social Marketing Network. Health Canada's site about the partnership, web and research elements of social marketing and how these tactics are used.

Food and Nutrition Programs & Agencies


FoodShare Wisconsin replaced the Food Stamp Program in Wisconsin on October 15, 2004.

University of Wisconsin Extension Family Living Programs.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Community and School Nutrition Programs.

Wisconsin's Elderly Nutrition Program.

Wisconsin WIC Program.

Hunger Task Force.


USDA's Food and Nutrition Service: FNS increases food security and reduces hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. Find information about Nutrition Assistance Programs such as Food Stamps, WIC, school meals, etc. here.

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.  CNPP works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers. Find information about MyPyramid, Dietary Guidelines, Healthy Eating Index, and USDA Food Plans here.

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Physical Activity Programs & Initiatives

Lighten Up, Wisconsin.

Action for Healthy Kids is about creating health-promoting schools that support sound nutrition and physical activity as part of a total learning environment.

University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center. Excellent site with many links related to physical activity and public health.

National Safety Council Partnership for a Walkable America. Includes a quiz you can use to determine how walkable your neighborhood can be.

CDC's page on physical activity.

CDC's Physical Activity Initiative.

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Nutrition and Physical Activity Resources

2010 Dietary Guidelines.

SNAP-Ed Connection.  A resource center for state and local SNAP-Ed nutrition education providers.

Food and Nutrition Information Center.  FNIC's web site provides a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators and government personnel. Visitors can find printable format educational materials, government reports, research papers and more. From here, find links to Childcare Nutrition Resource System, Food Safety, WIC Works Resource System, and Healthy School Meals Resource System.

Library Research Guide - Nutrition. A comprehensive guide to resources, websites, journals and databases related to food and nutrition, compiled by UW-Madison Steenbock Memorial Library and UWExtension.

Federal Citizen Information Center.  The Consumer Information Catalog brings together publications from more than 40 agencies, providing the public with one convenient source for federal consumer information. USDA pamphlets and fact sheets on food and health are available to download or order.

Fruits & Veggies - More Matters (TM). Produce for Better Health's campaign, replacing 5 A Day. CDC's site related to the More Matters Campaign.


Eat Smart, Live Strong: Nutrition Education for Older Adults is designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among 60-74 year olds participating in or eligible for FNS nutrition assistance programs. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) developed the intervention to help program providers and communities improve the health of a growing number of low-income older adults. The intervention is based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid as well as a review of promising practices.

Older Adults General Nutrition Resource List. Compiled by FNIS, updated May 2010.

Steps to Healthy Aging: Eating Better and Moving More. Resources from Florida International University on which Stepping Up to a Healthy Lifestyle is based.

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National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIH) Weight Control Network. Information for consumers about nutrition and physical activity, including screen versions of several booklets and pamphlets.

Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better is a national initiative of the Weight-control Information Network (WIN) designed to encourage Black women 18 and over to maintain a healthy weight by becoming more physically active and eating healthier foods.

Pregnant women

MyPyramid for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

WIC Works database resources: WIC topics A-Z; FitWIC

FNIC's pregnancy resources and breastfeeding resources.


Loving Your Family, Feeding Their Future. Developed by USDA, these materials are specifically targeted and designed for English and Spanish speaking women with children ages 2 through 18. They are written in simple, easy to read language appropriate for a fifth grade level reader. Other nutrition assistance programs could use these materials with similar audiences.

Wellness in the Rockies. Comprehensive program to address obesity and physical activity. Site includes many links and resources.

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Power of Choice. Quick, simple activities to do with young teens in after-school programs.

VERB- It's what you do. A national, multicultural, social marketing campaign coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The VERB campaign encourages young people ages 9 - 13 (tweens) years to be physically active every day.

School-age children

TEAM Nutrition reaches a broad audience with information on nutrition education, healthy eating and physical activity, with a focus on schools. This site features resources such as Children's Food Guide Pyramid, Nibbles for Health, Power of Choice, and MANY others.

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