Wondering what's working in local communities and what resources are available to aid your efforts? We want to share what we've learned to help you succeed at making your community a healthier one.


Adult Obesity (PDF)
National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011 (PDF)
BMI Percentile Calculator for Child and Teen
Adult BMI Calculator
Adult Smoking in the U.S. (PDF)
Where's the sodium? There's too much in many common foods. (PDF)
Promoting Healthy Youth, Schools, and Communities: A Guide to Community School Health Councils (PDF)
School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (PDF)
Roadmap to Improving Food and Physical Activity Environments: Tips and Tools for Community Change. Second Edition (PDF)
CDC's School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (PDF)
CDC's Principles of Community Engagement (PDF)
CDC Social Media Tools
Community Commons
HBO: The Weight of the Nation
Let's Move

Physical Education and Physical Activity in Schools

Fostering Physical Activity for Children and Youth: Opportunities for a Lifetime of Health
The Roles of Schools, Families, and Communities in Promoting Youth Physical Activity (PDF)
Strategies to Improve the Quality of Physical Education (PDF)
Kids on the Move: Physical Activity Guidelines for Afterschool Programs (PDF)
Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit User Guide (PDF)
Youth Physical Activity: The Role of Schools (PDF)
Youth Physical Activity: The Role of Communities (PDF)
Youth Physical Activity: The Role of Families (PDF)
Make a Difference at Your School! CDC Resources Can Help You Implement Strategies to Prevent Obesity Among Children and Adolescents (PDF)
Limit Tube Time and Get Your Kids Moving
Limiting Screen Time (PDF)
Healthy Habits for Life Resource Kit: Get Moving! English or Spanish
Best Practices for Physical Activity: A Guide to Help Children Grow Up Healthy (PDF)
BAM! Body and Mind: Physical Activity

Healthier Foods in Schools

Healthy School Toolkit
Delivering More: Scaling Up Farm-to-School Programs (PDF)
How to Start a Healthy Food Market (PDF)
Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools (PDF
Make a Difference at Your School! CDC Resources Can Help You Implement Strategies to Prevent Obesity Among Children and Adolescents (PDF)
Developing a Healthy Beverage Vending Agreement (PDF)
Healthy Habits for Life Resource Kit: Food and Drink to Grow On (PDF)
Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables
BAM! Body and Mind: Nutrition

Places to Walk, Bike and Play

Safe Routes to School Handbook (PDF)
Youth Physical Activity: The Role of Communities (PDF)
Walk Friendly Communities Community Assessment Tool (PDF)
Walkability Checklist (PDF)
5 Ways that Play can Change your Day
Make the Most of Play
Complete Streets Improve Safety for Everyone (PDF)
At the Intersection of Public Health and Transportation (PDF)
Joint Use 101

Healthier Foods in Communities

Food Justice and Food Retail in Los Angeles (PDF)
Harnessing the Power of Supermarkets to Help Reverse Childhood Obesity (PDF)
Healthy Corner Stores for Healthy New Orleans Neighborhoods (PDF)
The Grocery Gap: Who Has Access to Healthy Food and Why It Matters
Getting to Grocery: Tools for Attracting Healthy Food Retail to Underserved Neighborhoods (PDF)
Healthy Food, Healthy Communities: Promising Strategies to Improve Access to Fresh, Healthy Food and Transform Communities (PDF)
Healthy Decatur: A Holistic Approach to Sustainability (PDF)
Putting Health on the Menu: A Toolkit for Creating Healthy Restaurant Programs (PDF)
Deciphering the Menu
A Little Planning Helps Your Heart - and Your Budget
Heart-Healthy Meals in Restaurants

Reducing Secondhand Smoke

The Impact of Tobacco on the Environment (PDF)
Keep Pollution Out Of Your Home
Smoking in Your State: Interactive Map
Secondhand Smoke: Protecting Your Family
Secondhand Smoke and Cancer
The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General (PDF)
Tobacco Industry Marketing
Secondhand Smoke
Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking (PDF)
Smoke-Free Multifamily Housing Toolkit

Our Community Deserves

All communities deserve healthy food options and safe places to be active. Find ads, banners, pre-written articles, and radio spots to promote healthy living in your community.

Community Success Stories

Learn how communities across the country are making health easier through active living, healthy eating, and tobacco-free living.

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The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recommend that children and adolescents aged 6-17 years should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day.
Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit. Learn More!

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