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AHA improves the health and well-being of Wake County residents by facilitating and supporting community initiatives.

AHA Toolkit

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Over the years, AHA has developed free tools for you to use as a resource to increase access to healthy foods and physical activity.

They are now all in one location here in the AHA Toolkit. Consider printing them, sharing via social media, and including them in newsletters for your organization. AHA can also work with partners to co-brand these tools with a town or partner logo, for example.

When you use these tools, please let us know! We may feature your good work, and it helps us determine what resources are useful.

Who might use these tools?

  • Municipalities
  • Parks and Recreation Departments
  • Youth sports leagues
  • Youth-serving organizations
  • PTAs/Schools/Parents
  • Churches
  • Any business or organization serving groups of people

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Safe and Active Routes to School in Wake County Toolkit
School staff, parents and community members can utilize this Toolkit to navigate solutions to common barriers to safe and active routes. The Toolkit also includes AT school walking options.

Roll or Stroll   (Promoting Walking or Biking)
The Roll or Stroll  flier is an example; this resource has been designed so that the  business or organization featured on the map can be easily changed while the basic information stays the same. You provide the map file and the information for the incentive, and AHA will provide you with a customized PDF.

Start a Community or School Walking Program
10 Fun Ways to Be Active Together
Parents: Get Ready, Set, Fit!

Healthy Snacking & Foods

FIT Concessionaire: adding healthy options at festivals and fairsFIT Concessionaire logo (jpg)

FIT Concessionaire
Fit Concessionaire Menu Ideas
Sample Concessionaire Application
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Press Release Template

Sports Snack Game Plan
Sports Snack Game Plan 
Physicians Letter
Healthy Snacks Banner: This banner can accompany the Sports Snack Game Plan flier or stand alone.

Other Resources

Camp Snack Game Plan
Snack Time Ideas for Monthly Meetings (youth)
Campfire Creations


Community Gardens Taking Root
School Gardens Taking Root in Wake County

Food Drives

If partners plan a food drive, use this tool to promote healthy options for donations; recipients of these items are likely at risk for a number of health issues and need healthy foods.
Food Drives: Nourish Your Community with Healthy Food Donations

Holidays & Youth Rewards

AHA partners can promote healthy options at holiday events and celebrations, such as non-food rewards, egg hunts, Halloween “trunk or treats” and more. Consider  adopting these as policy.

Rewarding Kids the Healthy Way
Valentine’s Day
Holidays–Healthy Substitutes
Christmas Stocking Stuffers

 Healthy Celebrations

These resources were not developed by AHA but may be useful to you as plan celebrations.

Healthy School Parties
Healthy Celebrations and Events
10 Tips: Make Celebrations Fun, Active & Healthy

 Your Feedback

Are these resources helpful? How do you plan to share them? We would love to hear from you! Please email to let us know how you are using these tools.

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