What We Do
Improve Physical Activity and Nutrition
We work with partners to create a healthier North Carolina where healthy eating and active living is the norm. We work to connect communities with proven programs, tools and resources, including:
Our Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) Connections Initiative supports state and local efforts to address physical activity and nutrition, specifically focusing on the following strategies:
- Food Service Guidelines
- Interventions Supportive of Breastfeeding
- Activity-Friendly Routes to Connect Everyday Destinations
- Early Care and Education Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards
CCCPH is also providing direct technical assistance and support to seven local community organizations. In 2018, CCCPH released an RFA to private and public nonprofit organizations and local governments. These organizations will partner with stakeholders and community members to find local solutions tailored to align with the PAN strategies listed above to increase healthy food options and safe places where people can live an active life.
We are excited to announce the seven communities awarded the RFA #A359 Physical Activity and Nutrition Funding on behalf of CCCPH and the North Carolina Division of Public Health:
- Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
- North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition (New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties)
- North Carolina State University (Edgecombe County)
- Smart Start of New Hanover County
- Town of Carthage (Moore County)
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Mecklenburg County)
- Wilkes Community Partnership for Children (Wilkes County)
We look forward to supporting these efforts to improve physical activity and health eating across our state.
You can learn more about the recipients here.
CCCPH supports nutrition by implementing food service guidelines in community settings to promote and increase consumption of healthier foods and beverages.
- Food Service Guidelines Overview
- NC Online Food Service Guidelines Assessment Tool — Preview
- Food Service Guidelines for Federal Facilities
- NC 10% Campaign
- Additional Resources
CCCPH supports nutrition by promoting breastfeeding support in clinical settings, worksites, childcare settings and communities.
CCCPH supports physical activity by partnering with community organizations and local governments to promote improvements in community design that connect activity-friendly routes with everyday destinations to increase access to places for physical activity for people of all ages and abilities.
- Activity-Friendly Routes that Connect Everyday Destinations Overview
- Active People Healthy Nation
- Active Routes to School
- The Community Guide Physical Activity: Built Environment Approaches Combining Transportation System Interventions with Land Use and Environmental Design
- Connecting Routes + Destinations
- Fact Sheet: Supporting Health Equity Through the Built Environment
- Implementation Resource Guide
- Move More Walk Now
- National Center on Healthy, Physical Activity and Disability- Resources
- North Carolina Guide to Incorporating Health Considerations into Comprehensive Plans
- Shared Use by North Carolina Faith-based Organizations
- Shared Use of School Property in North Carolina: The Role of Unorganized Recreation
- Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
CCCPH supports physical activity and nutrition by working with early care and education systems to implement and integrate physical activity and nutrition standards into practice.
- ECE Nutrition Standards Overview
- ECE Physical Activity Standards Overview
- ACEs Too High
- Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation
- Caring for Children: Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs
- Center for Environmental Farming Systems
- Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
- Child and Adult Care Food Program: Food to CACFP
- Child and Adult Care Food Program Training Tools
- Color Me Healthy
- Division of Child Development and Early Education
- First 2000 Days
- Go NAP SACC
- Healthy Kids, Healthy Future
- Integrating Healthy Opportunities for Play and Healthy Eating (I-HOPE)
- NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center
- Shape NC
- The Center for Training and Research Translation Guide
We also provide staff support to the Eat Smart, Move More NC Leadership Team, a multi-agency partnership that oversees the implementation of the Eat Smart, Move More NC movement guided by North Carolina’s Plan to Address Obesity: Healthy Weight and Healthy Communities 2013-2020. For more information, contact info@EatSmartMoveMoreNC.com.