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Nutrition and Physical Activity DivisionThe Nutrition and Physical Activity (NPA) Division implements nutrition and physical activity interventions, and promotes policy and environmental initiatives to increase the number of Alabamians who maintain a healthy weight, eat balanced meals, and are physically active.

The division, located within the Bureau of Professional and Support Services, serves as the link to external partners that have similar interests in healthy lifestyles.

National Employee Health and Fitness Day (NEHFD) Walk

We invite all state employees and anyone else who wants to attend to the National Employee Health and Fitness Day Walk to be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 13, at the Alabama Capitol Building in Montgomery.

National Employee Health & Fitness Day Walk is an event held each year to promote the benefits of physical activity and healthy lifestyles in the workplace. The one mile walk will start at noon and health and fitness vendor tables will be available to visit from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Sponsors for this event include: Alabama Department of Public Health, State Employees' Insurance Board, Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness and Sports, and Alabama Sports Festival. The warm up event prior to the walk is provided by World Gym. Please make plans to participate. And if you’re not in Montgomery, feel free to organize a walk in your area.

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans New!

The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines is designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Intended for policymakers and health professionals, this edition of the Dietary Guidelines outlines how people can improve their overall eating patterns — the complete combination of foods and drinks in their diet. The Guidelines is available now at health.gov.

"This institution is a equal opportunity provider". The NPA Division participates in the SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Program with the United States Department of Agriculture. For the full nondiscrimination statement, click here.

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