The NC Healthy Weight Initiative wants to hear from YOU about the work you’ve done to create policy and environmental change in your school, child care facility, after school program, church, club, recreation facility, park, or community. The success story can focus on healthy eating, physical activity, or both!

Please email us with YOUR success story for inclusion on the web!

You can download the following document for submission guidelines (available in Word and Adobe PDF)

Success Story submission guidelines

Success Story submission guidelines

School Success Stories

[See Also Community Success Stories]

Fifty-one teams composed of school and community partners participated in Team Nutrition training for Menu of Options for Creating Healthy School Nutrition and Physical Activity Environments in North Carolina, and twelve county school systems were awarded $10,000 Team Nutrition Grants to implement change in school nutrition environments.

Menu of Options

The State Board of Education adopted the Healthy Active Children Policy that supports increased physical education and physical activity in schools and the development of a coordinated school health plan by school health advisory councils in each local education agency. Bills to establish minimum requirements for minutes of physical activity during the school day have been introduced in the North Carolina general assembly.

Healthy Active Children Policy

NC Action for Healthy Kids adopted two of the HWI recommendations as its top priorities. The recommendations are to establish State standards for all foods and beverages available in schools and to establish State policies to ensure adequate time for physical activity in schools, including daily physical education, recess and after school activities.

The Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of the American Heart Association (AHA) convened a school policy coalition to draft issue papers for actions needed to improve physical activity and nutrition in schools. NC Prevention Partners used the AHA issue papers on school nutrition to develop policy briefs that are available online at the NC Prevention Partners Web site.

The NC PTA approved a resolution at its State convention in 2003 calling on schools and /or school districts to reduce consumption of soft drinks by prohibiting soft drink vending machines in student areas of preschools and elementary schools and providing healthier options for choices of beverages in secondary schools.

Soft Drink Resolution

The Fayetteville Junior League awarded Cumberland County Child Nutrition Services a grant for an intervention in John Griffin Middle School. The intervention involves 10 students in sessions three times a week that focus on healthy eating, physical activity and mentoring.

School Systems Fight Childhood Obesity

Read how schools in Sampson, Cumberland, Harnett, and Robeson County and Clinton City are making healthy choices available.



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

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