Appendix C
Healthy People 2010 and 2020

The Healthy People initiative sets national objectives every ten years aimed at promoting health and preventing disease. The Healthy People goals and objectives are based on cumulative data, knowledge, insights, trends, and innovations related to health and wellness, our national health preparedness, and prevention. Healthy People 2010 objectives have been in place since 2000. The nutrition and physical activity objectives helped guide development of the Washington State Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan.  

The process of public input for assessing and shaping Healthy People 2020 began in 2008. Health and Human Services encourages communities and stakeholders in all states to participate in public meetings and comment periods. A listserv provides information and updates on Healthy People 2010 activities and progress. The framework will be released by 2009 and the objectives and guidance for achieving the new targets will be released in January 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.healthypeople.gov.

Healthy People 2010 Goals

Physical Activity

Improve health, fitness, and quality of life through daily physical activity.

22-1 Reduce the proportion of adults who engage in no leisure time physical activity

22-2 Increase the proportion of adults who engage regularly, preferably daily, in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day

22-3 Increase the proportion of adults who engage in vigorous physical activity that promotes the development and maintenance of cardio-respiratory fitness three or more days per week for 20 or more minutes per occasion

22-4 Increase the proportion of adults who perform physical activities that enhance and maintain muscular strength and endurance

22-5 Increase the proportion of adults who perform physical activities that enhance and maintain flexibility

22-6 Increase the proportion of adolescents who engage in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes on five or more of the previous seven days

22-7 Increase the proportion of adolescents who engage in vigorous physical activity that promotes cardio-respiratory fitness three or more days per week for 20 or more minutes per occasion

22-8 Increase the proportion of the Nation’s public and private schools that require daily physical education for all students

22-9 Increase the proportion of adolescents who participate in daily school physical education

22-10 Increase the proportion of adolescents who spend at least 50 percent of school physical education class time being physically active

22-11 Increase the proportion of adolescents who view television two or fewer hours on a school day

22-12 Increase the proportion of the Nation’s public and private schools that provide access to their physical activity spaces and facilities for all persons outside of normal school hours

22-13 Increase the proportion of worksites offering employer-sponsored physical activity and fitness programs

22-14 Increase the number of trips made by walking

22-15 Increase the number of trips made by bicycling

Nutrition and Obesity

Promote health and reduce chronic disease associated with diet and weight.

19-1 Increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight

19-2 Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese.

19-3 Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents who are overweight or obese.

19-4 Reduce growth retardation among low-income children under age five years.

19-5 Increase the proportion of persons aged two years and older who consume at least two daily servings of fruit.

19-6 Increase the proportion of persons aged two years and older who consume at least three daily servings of vegetables, with at least one-third being dark green or orange vegetables.

19-7 Increase the proportion of persons aged two years and older who consume at least six daily servings of grain products, with at least three being whole grains.

19-8 Increase the proportion of persons aged two years and older who consume less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat.

19-9 Increase the proportion of persons aged two years and older who consume no more than 30 percent of calories from total fat.

19-10 Increase the proportion of persons aged two years and older who consume 2,400 mg or less of sodium daily.

19-11 Increase the proportion of persons aged two years and older who meet dietary recommendations for calcium.

19-12 Reduce iron deficiency among young children and females of childbearing age.

19-13 Reduce anemia among low-income pregnant females in their third trimester.

19-14 Reduce iron deficiency among pregnant females

19-15 Increase the proportion of children and adolescents aged six to 19 years whose intake of meals and snacks at school contributes to good overall dietary quality.

19-16 Increase the proportion of worksites that offer nutrition or weight management classes or counseling.

19-17 Increase the proportion of physician office visits made by patients with a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or hyperlipidemia that include counseling or education related to diet and nutrition.

19-18 Increase food security among U.S. households and in so doing reduce hunger.