Breastfeeding in the United States: A National Agenda is the strategic plan of the United States Breastfeeding Committee. This strategic plan is also called the Strategic Plan for Protecting, Promoting, and Supporting Breastfeeding in the United States.
The US Breastfeeding Committee is composed of representatives from health professional associations and relevant government departments and non-governmental organizations.
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration is hopeful that this strategic plan will fully implement the recommendations from the 1984 Surgeon General’s Workshop on Breastfeeding and Human Lactation.
USDA is the leading advocate for rural America. The Department supports rural communities and enhances quality of life for rural residents by improving their economic opportunities, community infrastructure, environmental health, and the sustainability of agricultural production. The common goal is to help create thriving rural communities where people want to live and raise families, and where the children have economic opportunities and a bright future.
Because USDA programs touch almost every American every day, the Department is well positioned to support its constituents in taking advantage of these new opportunities. To ensure the Departments programs deliver results effectively and efficiently, USDAs Strategic Plan for fiscal years (FY) 2010-2015 lays out key policy priorities and the strategies to achieve them.
Over the next 5 years, USDA will use this plan to manage its resources in a way that delivers the best outcomes for everyone affected by its diverse program portfolio. The USDA Strategic Plan for FY 2010-2015 differs from previous plans by striving to break down organizational barriers to maximize the Departments available resources. Key priorities and desired outcomes have been identified, as well as the best means and strategies to achieve them.
In the pursuit of these outcomes, agencies and offices of USDA will be encouraged to collaborate more effectively to achieve the shared goals of rural prosperity, preservation and maintenance of forests and working lands, sustainable agricultural production, global food security, and safe and nutritious foods for Americans.
This strategic plan represents the dynamic process within USDA to ensure the best results for America. Through this process, the Department is able to continually assess the quality of its provision of services to the public. This close attention to performance outcomes and results will allow USDA to better support its constituents as they strive to take advantage of todays new opportunities.
Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan Template : Guidance on what to include in a nutrition and/or physical activity plan
Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan Template Instructions : You will need these step-by-step instructions if you use the plan template
Example Program Work Plan : See this file for ideas on how to complete the program work plan
Example Evaluation Work Plan : See this file for examples of how to complete the evaluation work plan
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.
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.
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.