Balanced Energy Physical Activity (BEPA) Toolkit

Balanced Energy Physical Activity (BEPA) Toolkit

BEPA screen shot of web site

Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.* Integrates physical activity and nutrition concepts through education and activity. Nutrition concepts are lined to physical activity concepts and active games through an approach that explains the concept of balanced energy as a combination of healthful eating and regular, varied physical activity.


Katherine Gunter, Brendan Klein


Oregon State University Extension

Contact Email
Funding Source

United States Department of Agriculture.

Publication/Revision Year
Evidence base / Evaluation
Toolkit Designation: Practice-tested
Curricula & Lesson Plans, 
Direct Education, 
SNAP-Ed Toolkit Intervention
Target Audience
Elementary School, 
Middle School, 
High School
Has this material been used by a SNAP-Ed program?
SNAP-Ed Behavioral Objectives
Dietary Guidelines for Americans Food Groups
Physical Activity and Reducing Screen Time
Obesity Prevention
Web Site
Available Language(s)
SNAP-Ed Intervention Channels
After-School/Summer/Community Youth Organizations
Parks and Recreation Centers/Districts
Is this material available to order?
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

* SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.