Incorporate locally grown foods into school meals and snacks, often with visits from food producers, cooking classes, nutrition and waste reduction efforts, and school gardens
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Some Evidence", "Diet and Exercise", "Increase access to healthy food options", and "Business"
Support multiple vendor markets where producers sell goods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy items, and prepared foods directly to consumers
Offer samples of fresh fruits and vegetables in cafeterias, nutrition classes, school gardens, or workplace well-being meetings, often as part of a multi-faceted nutrition intervention
Encourage convenience stores, corner stores, or gas station markets to carry fresh produce and other healthier food options
Combine hunger relief efforts with nutrition information and healthy eating opportunities, often with on-site cooking demonstrations, recipe tastings, produce display stands, etc.
Increase healthy options in vending machines by reducing the price of healthy choices, increasing the number of healthy choices compared to unhealthy choices, etc.
Make water readily available in various settings via regular placement of drinking fountains, water coolers, bottled water in vending machines, etc.