Toolkits and Resources

The Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity works to improve access to physical activity following guidance from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Environmental approaches strive to make healthy behaviors easier and more convenient for Americans. Program efforts target communities, worksites, early care and education (ECE), and schools. 


The following toolkits have been designed for Iowa communities, schools, worksites, and pediatric health care providers, and others to improve healthy eating and active living environments. Toolkits are free resources available to all.

Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiatives Toolkit

How to Make Your Community More Walkable and Bikeable

Iowa Walking School Bus Guide

Nutrition Environment Measures Survey – Vending

Healthy Iowa Worksites Toolkit

Additional Resources 

Nutrition and Physical Activity Asset Mapping can be used to help your community identify strengths and areas for improvement for nutrition and physical activity.