Surveillance of Physical Activity and Nutrition in Vermont

Increasing physical activity and access to healthy diet choices are important in reducing the impact of chronic disease. The Health Department promotes physical activity and good nutrition as a means of chronic disease prevention and healthy lifestyle choices.

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Physical inactivity and poor diet are two of the three behaviors which lead to four of the diseases that result in over 50% of deaths among Vermonters.

Following the long history of improving health among Vermonters, the Health Department has set goals for increasing physical activity and healthy diet. See our progress on our Healthy Vermonters 2020 goals:

Physical Activity and Nutrition Surveillance Reports

Data Pages

The 1305 data pages are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and their associated risk factors (physical activity and nutrition) and related school health topics in adults and youth from all relevant surveillance sources. It provides demographic breakdowns and trends for all topics. They are useful to those interested about theses chronic health conditions and health behaviors in Vermont. Last published June, 2017.

Data Briefs

Data Briefs are typically, two-page publications that provide detailed information on a surveillance specific topic specific.

Title Data Year Publication Date
Feelings of Community Safety for Walking 2017 03/06/2019
Physical Activity and Grades among Vermont High School Students 2017 02/25/2019
Nutrition and Academic Grades among Vermont High School Students 2017 02/19/2019
Physical Activity, Nutrition and Grades among Vermont Middle School Students 2017 11/28/2018
Benefit of Physical Activity in Vermont High Schools 2015/2016 12/21/2017
2014 9/1/2016
2015 7/1/2016
2013 2/1/2015
2013 1/1/2015
2014 11/1/2015
2013 1/1/2015
2013 6/1/2014
2013 11/6/2015
2013 5/1/2014
2011 2/1/2014
2011 11/1/2012
2014 11/1/2016
2014 10/1/2016
2014 9/1/2016

3-4-50 Data Briefs

Additional Reports
Title Date Type
2015 BRFSS Adult Workforce Health Summary
The adult workforce health summary provides an overview of the Vermont adult (18 and older) workforce who are currently employed for wages or are self-employed. It covers topics including demographics, industry and occupation associated with employment, health status and health access indicators, chronic diseases/condition prevalence, risk behaviors, and preventive care. It provides trends and occupation breakdowns for all topics. These data are useful to those interested in chronic disease prevention and management in Vermont’s adult workforce.
08/21/2018 PDF Download
Vermont FTS Data Harvest Summary
The Vermont Integrated, Food, Farm, & Nutrition Programming Data Harvest, survey was designed by an inter-agency team of staff from the Vermont Farm to School (FTS) Network; the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets; Agency of Education; and Department of Health and was conducted online in early 2018. This was the first time this project had been undertaken. The data collected pertain to the 2016-2017 academic school year; all state primary, secondary, independent, interstate, and technical schools were invited to participate. These data will help the Vermont FTS Network evaluate the implementation of FTS activities, programming, and local purchasing at the school level as well as guide them in how to better support schools in implementing and maintaining FTS programs and local purchasing.
12/03/2018 PDF Download