Healthy Weight/Healthy Communities

This program assists partners in schools, worksites and other community settings build and support environments that make it easier for North Dakota residents to choose healthy foods and be physically active. Specific objectives are to:

  • provide technical assistance and training to state and local partners on policy, systems, and environmental change strategies in the areas of healthy eating and active living;
  • provide funding to local Moving More, Eating Smarter (MMES) community coalitions to support coalition activities related to healthy eating and active living;
  • build a statewide communication network for state and local partners working to improve healthy eating and active living;
  • integrate healthy communities concepts into other state chronic disease prevention programs; and
  • coordinate the Communities Putting Prevention to Work State Initiative which works to increase support for breastfeeding in the workplace and improve physical activity in child care settings.