Nutrition and Physical Activity

Nutrition and Physical Activity DivisionThe 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

"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.

2018 State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables

The CDC has released the 2018 State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, which highlights approaches to increase the purchase, supply, and demand of fruits and vegetables in states and communities across the United States. Healthcare practicioners and decision makers can visit the CDC to learn more on using this report to identify strategies to improve access to fruits and vegetables.


Page last updated: June 11, 2018