Nutrition and Physical Activity Profile

The Nutrition & Physical Activity Profile Worksheets are organized into life-stage categories. And within those categories you are encouraged to gather data on nutrition-related and physical activity-related diseases, health behaviors, and other health measures. There are six categories in the Nutrition & Physical Activity Profile Worksheets:


  • Preconceptional Women and Adolescents,
  • Pregnant Women and Adolescents,
  • Infants and Preschool Children,
  • School-age Children,
  • Adolescents, and
  • Adults and Older Adults.


The Nutrition & Physical Activity Profile Summary Sheet includes some questions to help you analyze your nutrition and physical activity data, and it encourages you to record on one page the nutrition and physical activity data highlights. Two additional pieces that may help you complete these worksheets are the “No Data Tip Sheet” and the “Data Resources” piece. Both of these are in the Additional Community Data Worksheets portion.


  Nutrition & Physical Activity Profile Worksheets : These worksheets to guide you in collecting nutrition-related and physical activity-related health indicators

Nutrition & Physical Activity Profile Summary Sheet : A worksheet to help you think through the top nutrition and physical acticity related concerns in your community




People work together in a number of ways, in coalitions, partnerships, committees, teams, task forces, and so on. The tools in Moving to the Future will help you no matter how your group is structured. To make Moving to the Future friendly to people working together in different ways, we use these group terms interchangeably. So, if you are working in a formal committee and Moving to the Future uses the word team, the information applies to you as well.


In Moving to the Future, the word program is defined broadly and could encompass any group of activities including projects, services, programs, and policy or environmental changes.

Nutrition and Physical Activity

In Moving to the Future, we often pair the wordnutrition with the phrase physical activity, as for example in “address the nutrition and physical activity needs” or “develop a nutrition and physical activity plan.” This does not suggest that these materials are only useful to people working on community-based nutrition AND physical activity programs. You can use the Moving to the Future resources to develop a plan focused only on nutrition or a plan focused only on physical activity. Moving to the Future provides guidance on a process–not on content. In fact, these materials could be adapted and used to develop a teen pregnancy prevention plan, for example, or a plan for any other community health priority.

Be Flexible & Realistic

Moving to the Future principles Flexible and Realistic are the bywords of this approach. The intent of Moving to the Future is to provide guidance. Use what is helpful and modify materials to meet your needs. Planning and implementing community-based programs is not work that can be done perfectly. Do the best you can, given your real-world limitations, and commit to making improvements every year.