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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. Learn more about the NPA's initiatives.

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.

2017 Alabama Employee Health & Fitness FUN Walk

Get your walking shoes ready and make your plans to participate in the annual Employee Health & Fitness Walk on Friday, May 12. This day is aimed at promoting awareness for the benefits of physical activity and improving overall employee health and wellness. This event will include a one-mile "Fun Walk" around the State Capitol and will offer multiple start times. Vendors will share health and fitness information beginning at 10 a.m., and healthy snacks and drinks will be available at the finish line after each scheduled walk. Prizes will be available after the event - you do not need to be present to win.

  • Date: Friday, May 12
  • Location: State Capitol (South Lawn), 600 Dexter Avenue
  • Schedule Walks: 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m.
  • Visit with Vendors: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Walk Route: Starts and ends at the Avenue of Flags (circular drive)

Fill out the registration form or register online. Read our flyer for more details, and don't forget to order your t-shirt!

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The 20152020 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 are 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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