Changing our policies, systems, and environment plays an important role in improving health. Earn free continuing education credit for learning how one community is implementing and evaluating a system-wide approach to reducing childhood obesity in this first-ever Healthy People eLearning lesson:

Defining Success in a Systems Approach: The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative

You can earn free continuing education credit while learning about:

Healthy People 2020 and the Leading Health Indicators (LHI), particularly the LHI topic of Nutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity; Determinants of childhood obesity; Processes involved in collective impact, or large-scale social change; and Measures to evaluate policy, system, and environmental change related to nutrition and physical activity.

After the lesson, you’re invited to join the Healthy People eLearning LinkedIn subgroup, to problem-solve and collaborate around questions from the lesson.…

Cross-posted from the President’s Council of Fitness, Sports and Nutrition blog.

By: Karin Allor Pfeiffer, PhD, FACSM, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and faculty in the Center for Physical Activity and Health at Michigan State University, Member of the PCFSN Science Board, and Subcommittee Member of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report

In 2008, the U.S.…

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Mid-Course Report is now available for public comment until December 10th.

The Physical Activity Guidelines Mid-Course Report: Strategies for Increasing Physical Activity Among Youth summarizes evidence-based intervention strategies for increasing physical activity in youth ages 3 to 17.

The report describes interventions for increasing activity in several key settings where youth live, play, and learn, including:

Schools Preschool and Childcare Programs Communities Families and Homes Primary Care

We’d love your feedback!…

As our traditional election month begins, we want to focus on government policies that promote physical activity. This month, our bloggers will start a conversation on Policy in Action. We are excited to hear what you have to say about policies promoting physical activity in your communities. As always, thanks for reading the PAG blog and joining the conversation.…