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The Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative integrates and coordinates healthy eating and physical activity promotion within the California Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program and its local public health and health care programs.
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Child Care/Preschool Nutrition and Physical Activity Resources
Resources to support optimal nutrition and physical activity in child care and preschool settings.
Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Adolescents
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines have been updated. They were developed to assist the case managers of the Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) in improving the nutrition and physical activity practices of the AFLP clients. However, they can be used by other adolescent programs.
2012 MIHA Nutrition and Weight Data
The Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) is an annual, statewide-representative survey of women with a recent live birth I California. MIHA collected self-reported information o perinatal nutrition and weight, including: daily folic acid use a month before pregnancy, overweight before pregnancy, obesity before pregnancy, inadequate weight gain during pregnancy, excessive weight gain during pregnancy, and food insecurity during pregnancy.
Systems and Environmental Changes
A toolkit to support optimal nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding through fostering partnerships between local health jurisdiction's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Programs and existing organizations to promote healthy environmental changes.
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