Healthy Weight Initiative
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Division is working with local, state, and national organizations to promote healthy eating and physical activity among Alabama's youth in an effort to reach a healthy weight and lifestyle. Visit Childhood Obesity for statistics on obesity among children and adolescents in Alabama.
ADPH and the Alabama Department of Education are collaborating to provide nutrition and physical activity information and training to the 21st Century Community Center Learning Program (21st CCLC) and Dependent Care grantees.
For information on upcoming Healthy Weight Initiative training and workshop opportunities, or to access resources and presentations from previous events, visit HWI Training and Workshops. To see the HWI's latest newsletter, or to find previous issues, visit HWI Newsletters.
National AfterSchool Association Standards for Healthy Eating
The National AfterSchool Association has adopted standards for healthy eating in out-of-school time programs. See the full list of standards for information on expected snack quality and content, staff training, environmental support and more.
The Alabama Department of Public Health is one of 14 sites selected to implement "Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition, We Can!", a new National Institutes of Health program to address overweight and obesity among youth ages 8-13. We Can! encourages healthy eating, increased physical activity, and reduced sedentary time. Many of the 21st Century grantees are participating in the We Can! program. Visit We Can! for more information.