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Programs and Campaigns

CDC supports a variety of nutrition-related campaigns and programs. Other nutrition-related programs of interest are included in the Related Resources below.

International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control Program
CDC's IMMPaCt program aids countries in building national capacity to eliminate micronutrient deficiencies. Support includes funding and technical expertise for surveillance systems to monitor the impact of interventions.

Small Map of the United StatesState-based Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases
CDC, Nutrition and Physical Activity
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases is designed to help states prevent obesity and other chronic diseases by addressing two closely related factors — poor nutrition and inadequate physical activity. The program supports states with developing and implementing science-based nutrition and physical activity interventions.

PEP: A Personal Energy Plan
CDC, Nutrition and Physical Activity
The Personal Energy Plan or PEP is a 12-week self-directed, worksite program to promote healthy eating and moderate physical activity. The program materials include workbooks for healthy eating and physical activity targeting employees based on their readiness to change. PEP was developed by CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Communications (NuPAC) Team.

Youth Media Campaign (VERB)
The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Media Campaign, VERB focuses on getting youth excited about increasing physical activity in their lives, while helping parents, educators, and youth leaders see the importance of physical activity to the overall health of tweens. For additional information and to view the online site for tweens visit*

CDC’s WISEWOMAN program provides low-income, under insured and uninsured women aged 40–64 years with chronic disease risk factor screening, lifestyle intervention, and referral services in an effort to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Related Resources

Body & SoulBody and Soul
The NIH, National Cancer Institute (HHS)
Body and Soul is a health program developed for African American churches. The program encourages church members to eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables every day for better health.
Do you eat enough fruits and vegetables? provides easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables into your daily eating patterns.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The Small Step program encourages Americans to make small activity and dietary changes to achieve a healthier lifestyle. The web site provides success stories, Small Step tips, and other resources for setting healthy eating goals.

Steps to a HealthierUS
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Steps to a HealthierUS is an initiative that advances President George W. Bush’s HealthierUS goal of helping Americans live healthier lives.

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Page last reviewed: January 8, 2008
Page last updated: January 8, 2008
Content Source: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion