The Plan

The mission of the NC Healthy Weight Initiative is to shape the eating and physical activity patterns of North Carolina children and youth in ways that lead to healthy weight and reduce the risk for chronic disease. The NC Task Force for Healthy Weight in Children and Youth created a comprehensive state plan, Moving Our Children Toward a Healthy Weight - Finding the Will and the Way , that provides recommendations for action to address childhood overweight.


Social Marketing Project

A Social Marketing Campaign aimed to increase physical activity and decrease TV time in minority youth is under way in four select counties in the state. An interdisciplinary team within the NC Division of Public Health is managing this 3-year project funded by the Health and Wellness Trust Fund’s Fit Together program.

Fact Sheet
One Page Description of Grant
TV Viewing and Children
Physical Activity and Children
Project Action Plan
CDC Executive Summary


The Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care pilot successfully changed policies and environments in 15 child care centers in six counties. The NAP-SACC program will be rolled-out state-wide in 2004.

NAPSACC PowerPoint Presentation

Eat Smart, Move More...North Carolina & NC Healthy Weight Initiative Funded Projects for 04/05 Community Grants

Sixteen local health departments were selected to receive Eat Smart, Move More…North Carolina & NC Healthy Weight Initiative Community Grants in 04/05. Thirty-two applications were reviewed through a competitive RFA process and the top ranking projects identified for funding. Grant requests totaled more than four times the amount of available funding. Grants will be implemented between September 15, 2004 and May 31, 2005.

Congratulations to our 04/05 grant winners and thank you to all the health departments and districts that submitted applications. Individual counties and summaries are posted on the Eat Smart, More More...NC website.


North Carolina Healthy Weight Initiative, in support of Eat Smart, Move More...North Carolina

NC Dept. of Health and Human Services, | NC Division of Public Health


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