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Iowan's Fit for Life

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Welcome to Iowans Fit For Life!

Iowans Fit for Life is a joint statewide initiative between the Iowa Department of Public Health and its partners that promotes increased opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating for Iowans of all ages. Iowans Fit for Life completed Iowans Fit for Life State Plan and its implementation. Ultimately, Iowans Fit for Life aims to improve the health of Iowans by reducing the risks and preventing disease related to inactivity and unhealthy eating behaviors. To view our brochure click here.

Iowans Fit For Life is funded through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) . This division of CDC takes a public health approach to address the role of nutrition and physical activity in improving the public's health and preventing and controlling chronic diseases. DNPAO offers a variety of resources on state level obesity data as well as information for health care professionals and the public.


Iowans will enjoy balanced nutrition, lead physically active lives and live in healthy communities


Develop and strengthen partnerships that prevent and reduce obesity


Looking for policy and environmental strategies you can use in your community for obesity prevention? Click here to view the CDCs Recommended Community Strategies to Prevent Obesity.

First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Campaign  This item links to an outside page For the full report, please visit the Community section of the Resources page.

CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden names "Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity a Winnable Battle!"  This item links to an outside page