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Training Resources

Throughout the 2013-2014 Mixed Methods Training for 1305 Grantees, participants and experts shared useful resources and materials related to certain Domain 2 strategies. Below you will find a composite list of available resources, categorized by strategy.  

Increasing Access to Healthy Foods and Beverages

 CDC mRFEI Report:  Report from CDC on the mRFEI with maps for every state  

 NC mRFEI/SNAP maps:    North Carolina maps of census tracts without access to healthy foods according to the modified Retail Food Environment Index (mRFEI) overlaid with high SNAP participation census tracts  

 Effectiveness of Worksite Interventions for Nutr and PA

Food Service Guidelines and Nutrition Standards

 2013 Small and Rural Sodium Best Practices

 Best Practice: Illinois

Increase Physical Activity Access and Outreach

 Effectiveness of interventions to Increase PA

 Effectiveness of Worksite Interventions for Nutr and PA

 The effectiveness of urban design and land use and transport policies and practices to increase PA

Early care and education

 State Profiles: Providing information on the degree to which State Licensing Regulations Contain Selected Components of the Caring for Our Children: National Health & Safety Performance Standards for Early Care & Education Programs (3rd Ed.)* As of December 2012

 Quick Start Action Guide & Worksheets: Learn more about the Spectrum of Opportunities and walk through a set of action steps to get started with planning new, or strengthen existing, state or community-level efforts to promote healthy eating, physical activity, breastfeeding, and reduced screen time among children in ECE as part of a comprehensive, jurisdiction-wide obesity prevention initiative.

  •  Partnerships Assessment Worksheet:  Complete the Partnership Assessment Worksheet to identify who should be at the table for planning state efforts to address obesity prevention focused on the ECE setting. Learn who is who from both the ECE system and the obesity prevention/public health arenas.
  •  Spectrum of Opportunities Assessment Worksheet:  Catalogue your state or community efforts to date, whether successful or not.  
  •  State Profile Worksheet: Use the State Profile Template to summarize background information needed for your state coalition/partnership to make informed decisions regarding strengthening existing efforts and pursuing new opportunities.
  •  Spectrum of Opportunities Rating Worksheet: Identify new opportunities worthy of consideration and current efforts that might be improved and rate the feasibility of each to help develop consensus on what to pursue.

  •  Action Plan & Logic Model Worksheet:  Create a specific plan to pursue new opportunities or strengthen existing efforts.

Physical Education and Physical Activity in K-12 Schools

 CSPAP School Physical Activity Programs:  provide step-by-step guidance to schools and school districts to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school physical activity programs. The guide can be read and utilized by a group that either already exists (e.g., school health council or wellness committee) or a new group or committee that is made up of physical education coordinators and teachers, classroom teachers, school administrators, recess super visors, before- and afterschool program supervisors, parents, and community members. It can be used to develop a new comprehensive school physical activity program or assess and improve an existing one. This document was developed to provide guidance and evidence to suppor t voluntar y school effor ts that are focused on youth physical activity programs.