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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Diet and Exercise"

Policies and programs that can improve health

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Access to places for physical activity

Scientifically Supported

Enhancing access to places for physical activity involves changes to local environments (e.g., creating walking trails), building exercise facilities...

Diet and Exercise

Activity programs for older adults

Scientifically Supported

Programs for older adults offer educational, social, or physical activities in group settings that encourage personal interactions, regular...

Diet and Exercise  ·  Family and Social Support

Attract new grocery stores to low income areas

Expert Opinion

Financing initiatives or zoning regulation changes can be structured to bring grocery stores or supermarkets to underserved neighborhoods. Grocery...

Diet and Exercise

Bicycle/pedestrian master plans

Some Evidence

Bicycle and pedestrian master plans establish a framework to increase walking and biking trails, and improve connectivity of non-auto paths and...

Housing and Transit  ·  Diet and Exercise

Breastfeeding promotion programs

Scientifically Supported

Breastfeeding promotion programs aim to increase breastfeeding initiation, exclusive breastfeeding, and duration of breastfeeding.

Diet and Exercise

College-based obesity prevention interventions

Insufficient Evidence

College-based obesity prevention interventions aim to set long-term behavioral patterns during the transition to adulthood through behavioral...

Diet and Exercise

Community gardens

Some Evidence

A community garden is any piece of land that is gardened or cultivated by a group of people. Community gardens are typically owned by local...

Diet and Exercise

Community kitchens: food processing

Expert Opinion

Community kitchens that support licensed, commercial food processing activities meet city, state, and federal health guidelines and allow specialty...

Diet and Exercise

Community kitchens: nutrition education

Insufficient Evidence

Community kitchens are spaces where community members share knowledge, resources, and labor to prepare, cook, and consume food. Community kitchens...

Diet and Exercise

Community weight loss challenges

Expert Opinion

Community weight loss challenges are temporary programs that aim to energize participating community members to lose weight. Weight loss challenges...

Diet and Exercise