The Polk County Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition (NPA) was started in the spring of 2003 in response to the Western Wisconsin Nutrition Coalition Initiative. Since then, NPA has expanded from 5 members to more than 65 and has successfully carried out several grants through its 6 standing committees: Executive, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Breastfeeding, School, and Worksite.
Current and Past Grants
The most recent Polk County Community Health Assessment identified physical activity and nutrition as being the top two health priorities for Polk County. Addressing this concern along with the problem of overweight and obesity is NPA’s current focus.
See attachments below to view or print the NPA brochure.
Healthy Lifestyle, Community, Environment
To inspire, motivate and educate individuals and communities
to be healthy through good nutrition and physical activity
OUR SHARED VALUES
A balance of healthy diet and physical activity is an
integral factor in living a longer, healthier life
Individual health behaviors can be positively influenced
by policies and the environment in which we live
Partnerships will expand our efforts and services through
shared responsibility and increased mobilization of
talents, resources and approaches