Tools and Resources
Department of Transportation Bicycle Maps
These maps provide data to help bicyclists make informed decisions about where they want to ride on Utah’s roads. The goal of these efforts from the Department of Transportation is to offer relevant material on ride routes, bicycle infrastructure, roadway conditions and other elements that could affect your ride. Information on local routes and infrastructure is provided on a limited basis. The maps are dynamic and will change periodically to reflect new conditions, routes and other information as it becomes available.
Physical Activity Guidelines
The current recommendations for physical activity are for adults to accumulate 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity.
Surgeon Generals Call to Action on Walking and Walkability
The U.S. Surgeon General recently released a document on how walking can make you and your family healthier. In this Call to Action, find out about how your community can help you be more physically active and healthy overall. You can also watch videos, and find the Surgeon Generals walking playlist on Pandora.
Utah Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Design Guide
The Utah Department of Health and its partners are pleased to present the Utah Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Design Guide (PDF). This Guide has been designed to provide local cities and towns the tools that they need to make their community a place where the active choice is the healthy choice.
Youth Physical Activity: The Role of Communities
This Youth Physical Activity: The Role of Communities fact sheet reviews the benefits of youth physical activity, provides statistics on youth participation in physical activity, and emphasizes how community organizations can support physical activity.
Example of use: Community organizations that promote physical activity for youth (such as the YMCA and Boys and Girls Clubs of America) could give this fact sheet to individuals who provide after-school or community-based physical activity programs to youth.
We Can! In your community
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Find out how your community can get involved in WeCan!
Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide
This guide describes 24 recommended strategies for communities by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage and support healthy eating and active living, and measures to track progress over time.
RWJF Action Strategies Toolkit: A Guide for Local and State Leaders Working to Create Healthy Communities and Prevent Childhood Obesity
Leadership for Healthy Communities' comprehensive Action Strategies Toolkit contains policy approaches and resources that can help state and local policy-makers improve our children's health and prevent childhood obesity
The Centers for Disease Control has developed guides with strategies to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, implement breastfeeding interventions, decrease energy-dense foods, and decrease sugar-sweetened beverages.
Become a Let's Move City, Town or County
Let's Move Cities, Towns and Counties is designed to encourage mayors and elected officials to adopt a long-term, sustainable and holistic approach to fighting childhood obesity. Mayors and elected officials can be the leaders on this effort across the country and with all of us working together, this problem can be solved. This initiative recognizes that every city is different, and every town will require a distinct approach to the issue.
ChangeLab Solutions' National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN) helps communities become healthier places for children to grow and thrive. Find tools and resources for healthy planning, preventing childhood obesity, and shared use agreements.