Arrange active transportation with a fixed route, designated stops, and pick up times when children can walk to school with adult chaperones
What Works for Health
Policies and programs that can improve health
Make water readily available in various settings via regular placement of drinking fountains, water coolers, bottled water in vending machines, etc.
Provide assistance to low income families to make their homes more energy efficient and to permanently reduce their energy bills
Support Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs, which provide WIC and Senior Nutrition Program participants with coupons for fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables
Support breastfeeding via private, well-equipped lactation spaces in workplaces, along with breastfeeding breaks, flexible schedules, professional lactation support, etc.
Use educational, environmental, and behavioral strategies to improve food choices and physical activity opportunities in worksite settings
Provide participating high school students with professional opportunities that combine academic and on-the-job training or mentorship
Transfer arrested youth from the juvenile justice system to the adult criminal justice system
Provide youth with leadership and empowerment opportunities, often through social activities such as youth councils, advocacy groups, peer education, and local government youth boards
Establish an ongoing relationship between an older youth or young adult and a younger child or adolescent, usually an elementary or middle school student; also called cross-age peer mentoring