Obesity and Weight Management
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Defining Obesity
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Healthy People
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) – Obesity Education Initiative
NHLBI – Clinical Guidelines for Obesity
The Guide to Community Preventive Services
Obesity; Early Care and Education
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Labeling and Nutrition Overview
Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Nutrition Basics
Fruits and Vegetables
Go Texan – guide to Farmers Markets
Local Harvest – Guide to Local Growers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Breastfeeding Resources
Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program
Physical Activity & Active Living
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
The National Physical Activity Plan
Step it Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
CDC: The CDC’s Designing and Building Healthy Places
CDC Vital Signs: Physical Activity and Adults with Disabilities
American College of Sports Medicine
Safe Routes: National Center for Safe Routes to School
Texas Recreation and Park Society
Center for Screen Time Awareness
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute – Tools and Resources to Reduce Screen Time
Resources for Public Health Professionals
The Community Guide: The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help decision makers choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their community.
Children and Nature Network (National)
Texas Children and Nature Network
Early Care Education Go NAPSACC Service FAQs
- Q: How long will I have access to Go NAPSACC?
A: Please access and print/download any reports from Go NAPSACC by July 30, 2022. The information stored within Go NAPSACC will be frozen after this date and will be inaccessible to childcare providers, TA consultants, community partners, and DSHS.
- Q: Is this lapse in Go NAPSACC access permanent or temporary?
A: At this time, the lapse in service is only temporary. Our team is diligently working to either reinstate access or provide another option for similar ECE topic area assessments. We will provide updates as they become available.
- Q: What components of Texas Healthy Building Blocks are affected by the lapse in Go NAPSACC service?
A: The lapse in Go NAPSACC access only affects program features on the Go NAPSACC platform. The other project components of Texas Healthy Building Blocks should continue to operate as normal. Consider using the printed versions of your selected goals and action steps exported from Go NAPSACC to move your work forward.
- Q: If I’m waiting for a Go NAPSACC access code, who should I contact?
A: The distribution of Go NAPSACC access codes will be on hold during the lapse in Go NAPSACC service. If you have any questions about what this means for your center, please reach out to your TA consultant.
- Q: I work in a contracted local community partner organization - What should my Texas Healthy Building Blocks FY23 workplan activities look like?
A: Write your FY23 workplan activities under the assumption that we will have resolved the lapse in Go NAPSACC access. Include all activities that will be necessary to meet your Texas Healthy Building Blocks targets. Do not redirect funds to other projects.
- Q: I work in a contracted State-level partner organization - What should my FY23 workplan activities look like?
A: We will publish further instructions on FY23 workplan activities soon. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific questions.
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