Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention (CX3)

The Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention (CX3) is a powerful tool that captures and communicates neighborhood-level data to promote healthier communities. It is designed to provide tools for collecting and measuring food quality, availability, and affordability in low-income communities. Armed with this data, health and nutrition advocates around the state are engaging and inspiring community members and partners to pursue healthy food.

Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity

Intervention Type: PSE Change

LT6: Physical Activity Supports Implementation

Framework Component Effectiveness & Maintenance – Organizational Implementation and Effectiveness Indicator Description This indicator measures implementation and effectiveness of PSE changes. Implementation is defined as the aggregate number of sites or organizations in each type of setting within the eat, live, work, learn, shop, and play domains that report a multi-component and multi-level intervention. Effectiveness … Continued

LT3: Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Behavior

Framework Component Effectiveness & Maintenance – Maintenance of Behavioral Changes Indicator Description Long-term indicators inform whether SNAP-Ed participants continue to demonstrate targeted behavioral changes even after graduating from a direct education program. LT1–LT4 indicators measure which behaviors are sustained at a minimum of 6 months post-intervention. The maintenance stage of the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) … Continued

MT3: Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Behavior*

Two-part indicator measuring behavioral changes to increase physical activity and/or reduce sedentary behavior. Physical activity is defined as any body movement that works muscles and requires more energy than resting. Sedentary behavior is defined as too much sitting or lying down at work, at home, in social settings, and during leisure time. Both increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviors is important for overall health.

*SNAP-Ed Priority Outcome Indicator

ST3: Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Behavior

Two-part indicator measuring intentions and goals to increase physical activity and/or reduce sedentary behavior.

Physical activity is defined as any body movement that works muscles and requires more energy than resting. Sedentary behavior is defined as too much sitting or lying down at work, at home, in social settings, and during leisure time. Both increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviors is important for overall health.

Aerobic activity

Physical activity in which people move their large muscles in a rhythmic manner for a sustained period (such as running, brisk walking, bicycling, playing basketball, dancing, and swimming). During aerobic activity, a person breathes harder and the heart beats more rapidly to meet the demands of the body’s movement

Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition (We Can!)

Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition (We Can!) is a national science-based education program designed for parents, caregivers, and communities to help children ages 8 to 13 years old maintain a healthy weight. We Can! focuses on the following behaviors:

  • Improved food choices
  • Increased physical activity
  • Reduced screen time

We Can! offers tips, fun activities, and resources to help parents and caregivers encourage these healthy behaviors in their family. It also offers organizations and health professionals with resources to implement science-based educational programming and activities for parents, youth and families in their community.

Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity

Intervention Type: Direct Education, Social Marketing

Appendix G. SNAP-Ed Interventions Summary Chart

  INTERVENTION NAME, Abbreviation (State) BF Food PA Direct Ed Social Marketing PSE Change Child Care School Community Worksite Retail Health Care Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (MA) x x x x Balanced Energy Physical Activity Toolkit, BEPA Toolkit (OR) x x x x Baltimore Healthy Stores (MD) x x x x Bienestar Health Program (TX) x … Continued