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Eat Smart Move More Meal Planners and Activity Logs
Research shows that people who track what they eat and how much activity they get are more likely to achieve their goals toward eating smart and moving more. These forms can be downloaded onto a computer and printed, or used electronically.

 

Eat Smart Move More Motivational Posters
These graphically designed informational posters and motivational quotes can be displayed on bulletin boards or other areas in worksites, faith organizations, schools, and community buildings to encourage people to take the stairs, drink water, and make healthy snack choices.

 

Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is a weight-management program that uses strategies proven to work. Each lesson informs, empowers and motivates participants to live mindfully as they make choices about eating and physical activity. The program provides opportunities for participants to track their progress and keep a journal of healthy eating and physical activity behaviors. The program can be offered to worksites and other groups interested in eating smart, moving more and achieving a healthy weight.

 

Fruits and Vegetables Challenge
The Fruits and Vegetables Challenge is a fun way to encourage employees at your worksite to eat more fruits and vegetables every day. The Challenge is designed as a month-long event when participants compete to score points by eating more fruits and vegetables. Step-by-step instructions and guidance on organizing the event, an announcement poster, sign-up sheet, quick tips sheet, log to track points, weekly newsletters, evaluation form and certificate of achievement are included.

 

Healthy Meeting Guide
The Eat Smart Healthy Meeting Guide provides healthy food and beverage suggestions for various event meals and snacks as well as practical tips for stocking vending machines. Additionally, the guide provides sample menus and suggestions for how to replace typical offerings with healthier options. The guide also provides a sample Eat Smart North Carolina Healthy Foods Policy that can be adapted and implemented by any organization, agency or community group where foods and beverages are served.

 

LEAN Works! Leading Employees to Activity and Nutrition
LEAN Works! Leading Employees to Activity and Nutrition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a Web-based resource that offers interactive tools and evidence-based resources to design effective worksite obesity prevention and control programs, including an obesity cost calculator to estimate how much obesity is costing your company and how much savings your company could reap with different workplace interventions.

 

Move More Walking Map Guide
The Move More Walking Map Guide encourages the user to create routes in areas such as parking lots, neighborhoods, and around the outside or inside of large buildings. Tips for exploring other elements such as marked distances, varying lengths and destination points are also included. The guide then walks the user through the process of creating a map, directions for the route, and promotional activities that can increase awareness and use of the route.

 

N.C. HealthSmart School Worksite Wellness Toolkit
The North Carolina HealthSmart School Worksite Wellness Toolkit is a comprehensive collection of guidelines and ready-to-use materials to organize a worksite wellness committee and implement worksite wellness programs in schools. The toolkit is comprised of five workbooks - one on starting or enhancing an effective wellness committee and four resource books that address the main aspects of a healthy lifestyle: healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco cessation and stress management.

 

N.C. HealthSmart Worksite Wellness Tool Kit
The North Carolina HealthSmart Worksite Wellness Tool Kit offers worksite wellness resources for state employees with step-by-step instructions for developing and planning a wellness program. The toolkit is comprised of five workbooks - one on starting or enhancing an effective wellness committee and four resource books that address the main aspects of a healthy lifestyle: healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco cessation and stress management.

 

Saving Dollars and Making Sense Management Guide
Saving Dollars and Making Sense is an easy step-by-step guide that will help businesses implement a comprehensive workforce health promotion program and keep health costs under control. The guide provides management with tools to create an environment that supports staff members who choose to live a healthy lifestyle. The guide will also provide employees with the knowledge and skills they need to adopt healthy behaviors and take an active role in managing their healthcare.

 

Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt is a worksite wellness activity that encourages employees to find resources in the community to enhance their health and well-being and to share these resources with other co-workers. Examples of such resources can include a walking trail, a restaurant that serves healthy menu options, or a support group. Step-by-step instructions and guidance on organizing the activity, an announcement poster, sign-up sheet, activity log, weekly newsletters, evaluation form and certificate of achievement are included.

 

Smart Fuel
Smart Fuel is a ten-week worksite wellness challenge to help employees eat smart using the following strategies: Enjoy More Fruits & Vegetables, Re-Think Your Drink, Enjoy More Whole Grains, Prepare More Meals at Home, and Right-Size Your Portions. Participants earn points for practicing these strategies each day during the ten weeks of the challenge. Worksite wellness committees can choose to implement this challenge for individual participants or teams.

 

Solving the Puzzle of Moving More
Solving the Puzzle of Moving More is a worksite wellness activity that encourages employees to be physically active. The activity is designed to be conducted over a five-week period. Step-by-step instructions and guidance on organizing the activity, an announcement poster, sign-up sheet, activity log to track points, weekly newsletters, crossword puzzle, evaluation form and certificate of achievement are included.

 

Stairwell Guide
Move More North Carolina: A Guide to Stairwell Initiatives is a useful planning tool that provides step-by-step guidelines for anyone interested in implementing a stairwell initiative. The guide also includes promotional signs and examples of stairwell initiatives in place across North Carolina.

 

STEPS Challenge
The STEPS Challenge is a wellness program created just for school nutrition professionals! The STEPS Challenge, from the School Nutrition Association, provides the resources and inspiration to help SNA members live healthier and happier, one step at a time. Sign up for the free program and you’ll gain access to recipes, exercise ideas, success stories, prizes, wellness tips, and more.

 

Stress-Less Challenge
Stress-Less Challenge is a worksite wellness activity that provides employees with the opportunity to practice and adopt a variety of strategies to reduce and manage stress. The activity is designed to be conducted over a four-week period. Step-by-step instructions and guidance on organizing the challenge, an announcement poster, sign-up sheet, log to track points, weekly newsletters, evaluation form and certificate of achievement are included.

 

Team Nutrition Power Panther Professionals
The purpose of Power Panther Professionals is to make school and child care center staff aware of the importance of enjoying healthy foods with particular emphasis on consumption of fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products and whole grains. Participants will also learn to enjoy daily physical activity through this program and will be encouraged to become a healthy role model for students. Additionally, topics such as stress management and healthy aging are addressed.

 

Ten-Minute Challenge
The Ten-Minute Challenge is a worksite wellness activity that encourages employees to practice health enhancing behaviors such as eating smart, moving more, quitting now and managing stress. Bi-weekly newsletters detail the benefits of practicing these healthy behaviors and give Ten-Minute Tips on how to fit these behaviors into our busy lives. Participants earn points each time they practice a Ten-Minute Tip.

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