Information, reports and tools produced by ONF can be found below.
New Jersey Obesity Prevention Plan
A plan outlining NJ's 10-year vision for obesity prevention and ShapingNJ's evidence-based strategies to combat obesity.
ShapingNJ Logic Model
A roadmap detailing how the ShapingNJ strategies are linked with changing behavior and reducing obesity.
ShapingNJ Goals and Objectives
A comprehensive outline of the overarching goals and specific objectives of the ShapingNJ initiative that includes links to Healthy People 2020 and Healthy New Jersey 2020 objectives, target setting methods, and data sources.
ShapingNJ Strategy List
A list of the 10 strategies.
Child Care Strategies at a Glance
Summary document of the two child care strategies.
Healthcare Strategies at a Glance
Summary document of the two healthcare strategies.
School Strategies at a Glance
Summary document of the eight school strategies.
Community Strategies at a Glance
Summary document of the seven community strategies.
Worksite Strategies at a Glance
Summary document of the four worksite strategies.
Report on New Jersey Child Care Regulation Focus Groups
ShapingNJ convened 25 focus groups around New Jersey with a cross-section of community stakeholders to obtain feedback about the current status of state regulations impacting child care centers and to collect recommendations for changes to the regulations.
ShapingNJ Child Care Best Practices Toolkit (June 2012)
This toolkit, designed by ShapingNJ Child Care workgroup members, provides simple and easy to use tools, including practices and guides to implement low cost, safe and appealing options for young children to eat healthy and play actively in child care centers.
Healthy community design encourages people to live healthier lives through planning, designing and building communities so residents have easy access to both opportunities for regular physical activity and to healthy foods and beverages.
How a Major Medical Center Helped its Own Neighborhood Grow Healthy (June 2012)
This promising practice documents the process by which Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Garden State Urban Farms partnered to create an urban farm and a resulting farmers' market at a local medical center.
Ground Rules: A Legal Toolkit for Community Gardens
Created by the National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity, this toolkit provides information and resources to bring a garden to your community.
Sustainable Jersey's Complete Streets Toolkit
Accessible from Sustainable Jersey, this toolkit offers background information about complete streets and provides recommendations for how to make your streets more "complete".
Making the Connection: Linking Policies to Improve Public Safety with Preventing Childhood Obesity
Produced by the Leadership for Healthy Communities, this report highlights tools to make communities safer places for residents to be healthy and active.
Sustainable Jersey's Safe Routes to School Toolkit
This toolkit provides the "why" and "how to" for communities to create safe pathways for students to get to school.
ShapingNJ Joint Use Toolkit (June 2012)
The Joint Use Toolkit offers information about what joint use agreements are, how they can benefit a community and how a community can create and implement this type of agreement.
ShapingNJ Healthcare Workgroup Resource Toolkit (June 2012)
A product of ShapingNJ, this toolkit offers resources to help change environments to enable mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies, beginning with community support, support in maternity hospitals, and when mothers return to work.
10 Things Breastfeeding Moms Should Know Before Leaving the Hospital (August 2012)
An at-a-glance guide for new moms who are breastfeeding. This documents explains the who, what, when, why, and how of breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding FAQs: A Guide for Physicians
An easy to use Frequently Asked Questions guide for physicians when helping mothers breastfeed.
ShapingNJ School Toolkit: Creating Healthy Active Schools (June 2012)
Produced by ShapingNJ partners, this toolkit provides guidance and suggests tools and resources for schools working to advance school wellness and create healthier school environments.
The "How To" of School Wellness Councils: Developing and Sustaining Your Team
Conducted on February 28, 2012 and co-sponsored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the New Jersey Department of Health, and ShapingNJ, this webinar provides information about the importance and role of school wellness councils, key members of the council, and strategies to sustain effective school wellness councils.
The Importance of a School Wellness Team
This ShapingNJ brochure explains what school wellness councils are, what they do, who can be on them, and how to get a council started in your school.
Physical Activity and Academic Performance
The brochure, created by ShapingNJ, describes the link between physical activity and academic performance in children and provides suggestions for creating a comprehensive physical activity program in your school.
ShapingNJ Worksite Resources (June 2012)
Compiled by ShapingNJ partners, this guide provides nine tools and resources currently being used in New Jersey to make workplaces healthier and more active.
2010 ShapingNJ Partnership Assessment
Conducted by the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University, this report assesses the status of the ShapingNJ partnership and identifies its strenths and areas for improvement.
2011 ShapingNJ Partnership Assessment
Conducted by the Office of Nutrition and Fitness, this report builds on the 2010 assessment and identifies areas of strength and areas in need of improvement for the ShapingNJ partnership.
New Jersey Data Fact Sheet
An at-a-glance document for rates of obesity, physical activity, nutrition and breastfeeding in New Jersey (Updated November 2012).
ShapingNJ Community Pilot Evaluation
This evaluation report by the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University highlights the process and lessons learned in three NJ communities that implemented obesity prevention strategies.
New Jersey Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Project Evaluation and Executive Summary
The report summarizes and reports findings from the New Jersey Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (NJ BFHI), which worked with 10 New Jersey maternity care hospitals to change their policies and practices to make breastfeeding easier for new mothers.
New Jersey Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care Project Evaluation and Executive Summary
This evaluation reports findings from the New Jersey Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care Project (NJ NAP SACC). The project provided training and technical assistance to 105 child care centers around New Jersey to encourage centers to implement policies and practices that encourage healthy and active children.
The Status of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity in New Jersey
This surveillance profile documents the progress of ShapingNJ since 2008. The document presents the guiding goals of the project along with key data points and trends to measure New Jersey's progress toward those goals. This also releases new data from the New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Survey about environmental factors related to obesity, nutrition and physical activity. View the Data Highlights page here.