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Healthy Wellness Initiative

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Division is working with local, state, and national organizations to promote healthy eating and physical activity among Alabama's youth in an effort to reach a healthy weight and lifestyle. Visit Childhood Obesity for statistics on obesity among children and adolescents in Alabama.

ADPH and the Alabama Department of Education are collaborating to provide nutrition and physical activity information and training to the 21st Century Community Center Learning Program (21st CCLC) and Dependent Care grantees. Download our flyer to learn more about available educational materials, activities and programs.

For information on upcoming Healthy Wellness Initiative training and workshop opportunities, or to access resources and presentations from previous events, visit HWI Training and Workshops. To see the HWI's latest newsletter, or to find previous issues, visit HWI Newsletters.

National AfterSchool Association Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

The National AfterSchool Association has adopted standards for healthy eating in out-of-school time programs. The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards 2.0 focus on strategies to create a healthy environment in afterschool through good nutrition and physical activity.

Use the self-assessment tool to monitor your progress towards meeting the HEPA Standards 2.0.

Alabama Afterschool Quality Standards

The Alabama Afterschool Quality Standards are designed to provide clear guidance to school-aged afterschool and summer school programs for quality implementation. The standards are grounded in national research and best practices.

We Can!

We Can! is a National Institutes of Health program to address overweight and obesity among youth ages 8-13. We Can! encourages healthy eating, increased physical activity, and reduced sedentary time. Many of the 21st Century grantees are participating in the We Can! program. Visit We Can! for more information.

Page last updated: May 17, 2022