Resources Library


Food Service Guidelines Implementation Toolkit
Changes in the type of food and beverages available in worksites and public facilities can improve the diets of employees, visitors, and members of the community. This toolkit offers guidance on multiple steps in the process of implementing food service guidelines, including how to:

Healthier Food Retail Action Guide
Improving the food retail environment increases access, availability, and affordability of healthier foods and beverages. This tool provides guidance on how to develop, implement, and partner on food retail initiatives and activities. It is designed for state use, however many elements are applicable for regions and communities.

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Toolkit
Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and tornados, can make it difficult for parents or caregivers to feed their infants and young children safely and appropriately. This toolkit provides information and resources for emergency preparedness and response personnel, families, and the public to ensure that children are fed safely when disaster strikes.


Tools to help achieve health equity

Workplace Health Resource Center
Effective workplace programs and policies can reduce health risks and improve the quality of life for workers. Learn how to promote, design, implement, and evaluate effective workplace health programs.

Health Equity Resources: Tools to Remove Barriers to Health
Differences in access to nutritious, affordable foods can lead to health disparities. See information and strategies to help communities, programs, and initiatives work to remove barriers to health and achieve health equity.

Safer Food Choices: Help Prevent Food Poisoning
To prevent food poisoning, some foods are safer choices than others. Find resources for those who are pregnant, have weakened immune systems, under 5 years old, and 65 or older.


CDC Growth Chart Training Website offers a set of self-directed, interactive training courses for health care professionals using the pediatric growth charts in clinical and public health settings to assess growth of infants, children, and teens.

State Indicators and Report Cards

2022 Breastfeeding Report Card [PDF-1.57MB]
State data to help public health practitioners, health professionals, community members, child care providers, and family members work together to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

State Indicator Report on Fruits & Vegetables  [PDF-3.7MB]
National and state information on how many fruits and vegetables people are eating. Highlights key areas within communities and schools that can be improved to increase fruit and vegetable access, availability, and affordability.

State Licensing Scorecards for Embedding High-Impact Obesity Prevention Standards in Early Care & Education
State information on how well child care licensing regulations support science-based, healthy eating and physical activity standards.

Census Tract Level State Maps of the Modified Retail Food Environment Index (mRFEI) [PDF-57.1MB]
Identifies census tracts that either lack access to healthy food retailers such as supermarkets or contain very high densities of fast food restaurants and convenience stores relative to the number of healthy food retailers. This older document illustrates how states and communities can use data from the mRFEI Data Table [XLS-5.15MB] to create their own maps using GIS software or link the mRFEI data to other census-tract level data they may have available.

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