Tools & Resources
Patient Resource Locator
Please click on the following patient resource locator to find physical activity and nutrition information for your patients by county or zip code.
Exercise Is Medicine
The Exercise is Medicine initiative provides all the resources necessary for assessing and counseling patients about physical activity.
Utah Nutrition & Physical Activity Plan
The Utah Nutrition & Physical Activity Plan 2010-2020 was developed to coordinate state efforts to reduce chronic diseases in Utah through nutrition and physical activity. The purpose of the plan is to provide cooperative goals and strategies to improving the burden of chronic diseases in Utah. The healthcare setting is targeted in this plan as a primary sector for promoting good nutrition and physical activity. Goals and strategies related to the healthcare setting in the plan are located on pages 62-67 of the plan.
National Physical Activity Plan
Health Care is one of the primary eight societal sectors with recommendations in National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP). A primary strategy in the NPAP for improving physical activity behaviors through the health care system is making physical activity a regularly assessed "vital sign". Other health care strategies in the NPAP include establishing physical inactivity as a treatable and preventable condition with serious health implications.
Healthy People 2020
The Healthy People 2020 Physical Activity Goal 11, is to increase the proportion of physician office visit that include counseling or education related to physical activity. This can be accomplished best by first assessing patient's physical activity levels, and then appropriately counseling greater physical activity.
Handouts and Coloring Sheets
Below is a list of handouts about healthy eating and physical activity that can be printed and given to patients. At the end of the list are resources for coloring and activity sheets for children regarding physical activity and healthy eating.
- Portion distortion
- Tips for healthy eating at home and on-the-go
- Low fat, low calorie alternative foods
- How to read nutrition facts labels
- Dietary guidelines for Americans
- GO, SLOW, WHOA food chart
- GO, SLOW, WHOA food chart for children
- Estimated calorie requirement chart
- Physical activity guidelines
- Tips for getting active
- Exercise time finder
- Exercise self-assessment
- Tips for parents to increase physical activity in children
- Overcoming barriers with physical activity
- Screen time information
- Reducing screen time log
- Additional handouts and resources
- Coloring and Activity Sheets for Children