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    P.O. Box 149347 Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, T-406
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: (512) 776-7111
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Obesity Resources

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Obesity and Weight Management   Nutrition            Fruits and Vegetables   Breastfeeding

Physical Activity & Active Living      Screen-Time     Resources for Public Health Professionals

Early Care Education Go NAPSACC Service FAQs 

Obesity and Weight Management

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Defining Obesity
https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/

US Department of Health and Human Services – Healthy People 
https://health.gov/healthypeople

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) – Obesity Education Initiative
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/index.htm

NHLBI – Clinical Guidelines for Obesity
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-pro/guidelines/archive/clinical-guidelines-obesity-adults-evidence-report

The Obesity Society
http://www.obesity.org/

The Guide to Community Preventive Services
https://www.thecommunityguide.org/ 

Prevention Institute
http://www.preventioninstitute.org/ 

Obesity; Early Care and Education (ECE)
http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/strategies/childcareece.html

Nutrition

USDA Nutrition Resources
http://www.nutrition.gov/  

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans
https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic

US Food and Drug Administration Food Labeling and Nutrition Overview 
https://www.fda.gov/food/labelingnutrition/default.htm

Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School
http://dinnertonight.tamu.edu/

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
http://www.eatright.org/ 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Nutrition Basics
http://www.nutrition.gov/smart-nutrition-101

Fruits and Vegetables

Go Texan – guide to Farmers Markets
http://gotexan.org/

Local Harvest – Guide to Local Growers
http://www.localharvest.org/

Breastfeeding

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Breastfeeding Resources
http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/

Breastmilk Counts
http://www.breastmilkcounts.com

Texas Ten Step Program
http://texastenstep.org/

Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program
http://texasmotherfriendly.org/

La Leche League
http://www.lalecheleague.org/

Physical Activity & Active Living 

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
https://health.gov/paguidelines/ 

The National Physical Activity Plan
https://www.ncppa.org/national-physical-activity-plan/

Active Texas 2020
https://sph.uth.edu/content/uploads/2012/06/Active-Texas-2020-full.pdf

Physical Activity Topics
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/index.htm      

Step it Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/walking-and-walkable-communities/index.html

CDC: The CDC’s Designing and Building Healthy Places 
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/default.htm

CDC Vital Signs: Physical Activity and Adults with Disabilities
http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/disabilities/

American College of Sports Medicine
http://www.acsm.org/                                        

SmartGrowth
https://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/smart-growth-and-economic-success-benefits-real-estate-developers-investors-business-and

Joint Use Agreements

https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2015/15_0135.htm

Rails to Trails
https://www.railstotrails.org/

Safe Routes: National Center for Safe Routes to School
http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/

Texas Recreation and Park Society
http://www.traps.org/   

Texas Trails Network
http://www.texastrails.org/    

Bike Texas
https://www.biketexas.org/

Walk Across Texas
https://walkacrosstexas.org/ 

America Walks
http://americawalks.org/

Exercise is Medicine
http://exerciseismedicine.org/

Rural Assistance Center
https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/search/website?q=physical+activity

Screen-Time

Center for Screen Time Awareness
http://www.screentime.org/

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute – Tools and Resources to Reduce Screen Time
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/tools-resources/tools-reduce-screen-time.htm

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.
http://www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html

Children and Nature Network (National)
http://www.childrenandnature.org/

Texas Children and Nature Network
http://texaschildreninnature.org/about-us/

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 bringinghealthyback@dshs.texas.gov with any specific questions. 
     

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Last updated September 9, 2022