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 Obesity Society

The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Prevention Institute

Obesity; Early Care and Education


USDA Nutrition Resources

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

Breastmilk Counts

Texas Ten Step Program

Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program

La Leche League

Physical Activity & Active Living 

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

The National Physical Activity Plan

Active Texas 2020

Physical Activity Topics

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                                     


Joint Use Agreements

Rails to Trails

Safe Routes: National Center for Safe Routes to School

Texas Recreation and Park Society

Texas Trails Network

Bike Texas

Walk Across Texas

America Walks

Exercise is Medicine

Rural Assistance Center


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

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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 with any specific questions. 

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