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.

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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. Here are some ways to "Go Further with Food" this National Nutrition Month:

The Montgomery District Dietetic Association highlights National Nutrition Month with the webcast: "Go Further with Food for National Nutrition Month." Watch the webcast and download the materials.

Page last updated: March 20, 2018