Communities use the Community Food & Physical Activity Environment Audit Tool to assess the actual (vs. perceived) rural community food & physical activity resources. The audit is ground-truthed using camera-enabled GPS to quantify and qualify elements of availability and accessibility. Data will be used to document changes over time.
HEAL MAPPS™ is an exciting Oregon State University Extension Family & Community Health community engagement program. HEAL MAPPS™ helps community stakeholders document people’s experience of place with respect to supports and barriers for habitual healthy eating and physical activity. We will provide your community with a MAPPS™ report to help facilitate and guide your community’s efforts for creating an environment thatsupports eating healthy and being physically active most every day for children and families.
60 Minutes or More a Day (PDF) - INFOGRAPHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Five key settings provide opportunities for youth to be active for 60 minutes or more a day where they live, learn, and play. Original article »
(404) Body Mass Index in Oregon: Findings from DMV Records (PDF) - INFOGRAPHIC
Oregon Public Health Authority
These data, from the Driver & Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV), reveal BMI patterns at a level of detail not available from other data sources. Original article »
Oregon Shared Meals Initiative
Nutrition Council of Oregon
The Nutrition Council of Oregon (NCO) has launched a year-long initiative to raise awareness about the importance of shared meals in promoting better eating habits, reducing obesity, preventing substance abuse, and strengthening family and community bonds.
Public Health Takes on Obesity (PDF) - INFOGRAPHIC
American Public Health Association
The number of kids and teens who are obese has nearly tripled in the past three decades, leading to a generation at risk for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other serious health problems. However, there is hope. For the first time in recent years, obesity rates have declined. Innovative public health approaches and partnerships are contributing to improved food choices and creating opportunities for physical activity, helping to curb obesity.
SNAP-Ed Works: Healthier Lives Through Nutrition Education (PDF) - INFOGRAPHIC
Public Health Institute
Our new SNAP-Ed infographic illustrates how critical SNAP-Ed is in supporting healthy eating: though it makes up just a fraction of SNAP funding, SNAP-Ed efforts are making a real difference. Original article »