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Seven Steps - Raising Healthy Children Raising Healthy Children: A Guide for African American Families
American Academy of Pediatrics and The Congress of National Black Churches

NFL player Ronde Barber, photographer Shari Belafonte, and former Surgeon General David Satcher, MD offer 7 steps for learning, nutrition, regular exercise, and more.
The Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables: A Scientific Overview The research behind eating more fruits and vegetables
The Black Church and the Importance of Good Nutrition
What the black church needs to
say to its congregations
about good nutrition.
How Science-based and Community-based
Organizations May
Work with the
Black Church

Producing Effective
Health Promotion
and Policy Initiatives
NBCI Declares WAR on Tobacco, Smoking and Tobacco
African American
Leaders Call on
Tobacco Industry
to Stop Targeting
Their Community

Links to Minority Health Resources

NBCI Declares a National Health Emergency in the Black Church

Health Emergency Declaration (HED)


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America On the Move

A national initiative to promote physical activity.

The President's Challenge

An interactive Web site that encourages all Americans to make being active part of their everyday lives., sponsored by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. No matter what your activity and fitness level, the President's Challenge can help motivate you to improve.

TV Allowance - Television Time Manager

The electronic TV monitor used in Stanford researcher Tom Robinson's study on preventing obesity by reducing children's TV-watching time can be purchased at this Web site.


CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

The Physical Activity Resources section offers information and tools for those who have an interest in or responsibility for increasing physical activity. Girl on a bike

Active Living Network

A project partially funded by the nonprofit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It's described as a national coalition of leaders seeking to create environments that support physical activity.

ACES — Active Community Environments

Web site for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Active Community Environments Initiative, with additional resources on walking and biking trails and physical activity promotion.

Kids Walk-to-School

The Kids Walk-to-School program features downloadable presentations, lesson plans, and other information for organizing programs to get children to walk or bike to school.

Hearts N' Parks

A national community-based program supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute that provides activities, resources, and training to people involved in park and recreation programs.

Walkable Communities, Inc.

A nonprofit corporation headed by Dan Burden (a longtime activist for bicycle and pedestrian facilities in communities). The Web site provides information, training, planning services, and other assistance for groups and organizations seeking to make their communities more walkable and bikeable. International Walk to School in the USA Web site offering a toolkit and other resources for establishing a Safe Routes to School Program in your neighborhood.