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Thank you for your interest in the online book Moving to the Future: Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Planning (Moving to the Future).

The text in this online book is the property of the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors (ASTPHND) and is protected by U.S. copyright law. It is illegal for anyone to violate any of the rights provided to ASTPHND by copyright law. Moving to the Future: Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Planning is not available in hard copy.

This resource is only available through the website www.movingtothefuture.org.

To maximize the usefulness of Moving to the Future, we encourage users to modify the worksheets to meet their unique needs. All the worksheets are available in MS Word format, so modifications can be easily done. However, you need to seek copyright permission to modify the worksheets and you need to pay a nominal fee for access to the MS Word files.

To gain access to the MS Word documents, you start by going to the Buy MS Word file on the left menu tab. 

Working Professionals If you want to use the Moving to the Future materials and want to make minor modifications to the worksheets you need written copyright permission, and you need to pay for access to the MS Word files.

Faculty, Students, and Interns ASTPHND encourages instructors planning to use some of the content from the worksheets to seek permission and to purchase the MS Word files for themselves. Each student or intern using Moving to the Future for assignments or practical work should pay to use the MS Word files. You do not need to pay for using the PDF files as supplemental teaching material.

Workshop Trainers If you are developing a workshop and want to use Moving to the Future you need written copyright permission. If copyright permission is granted, ASTPHND requires a workshop sponsor to purchase access to MS Word files for each person in the workshop. This way each workshop participant will have their own access to the MS Word files and can use them as needed after the workshop. Bulk purchase discounts are available.

Authors and Developers Written permission is required to use all or part of Moving to the Future in another resource.

Cases Where Written Permission is Not Required A user has ASTPHNDs permission to use the online text provided they comply with the following conditions:

  1. Online text is the content in chapters one through five that is not in a downloadable file.
  2. The online text may be used for non-commercial, educational purposes such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary and news reporting.
  3. A user who prints or distributes the online text must include the copyright citation and the URL for the Moving to the Future website.
  4. None of the online text may be altered.

A user has ASTPHNDs permission to use the downloadable PDF files provided they comply with the following conditions:

  1. The downloadable PDF files may be used for non-commercial, educational purposes such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary and news reporting consistent with fair use as defined in copyright law.
  2. The Do not distribute watermark may not be removed.
  3. No part of the PDF files may be altered.

ASTPHND does not claim copyright on some of the content in the online book. Those materials not copyright protected include:

  • Two downloadable files in Chapter 1: Using Focus Groups handouttip sheet and Perceived Needs Summaryexample report.
  • The four timeline template downloadable files in Chapter 4.
  • Any work prepared by a government office or employee. For example, the local, state, and national plans listed in Chapter 3 are not copyright protected.

Peppered throughout the online book there are links to other websites. These sites contain information created, published, and maintained by organizations independent of ASTPHND. ASTPHND does not endorse, approve, certify, or control those external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of the information on those websites. If you have any questions regarding this copyright policy, please contact Karen Probert at karen@asphn.org.