Nutrition and Physical Activity
The 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.
2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The 2015-2020 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. Read full nondiscrimination statement.
National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month. Here are some ways to "Go Further with Food" this National Nutrition Month:
- Prepare meals and snacks in advance to enjoy all week. Read more tips for from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Shop local and choose foods that are healthful to the environment and your body. Try these tips.
- Store food properly to reduce waste and save money! Get more tips from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics experts.
Page last updated: March 6, 2018