Combine hunger relief efforts with nutrition information and healthy eating opportunities, often with on-site cooking demonstrations, recipe tastings, produce display stands, etc.
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Diet and Exercise"
Provide more fresh fruits and vegetables, smaller portions, low fat, and reduced sodium or reduced sugar food options and other healthy foods at catered events
Modify the school lunch food environment by prominently displaying, marketing, and increasing the convenience of healthy foods and providing healthy options
Increase healthy options in vending machines by reducing the price of healthy choices, increasing the number of healthy choices compared to unhealthy choices, etc.
Assign homework or extra credit activities for physical education (PE) or health classes that require students to be physically active outside of school
Teach behavioral skills that can help individuals incorporate physical activity into their daily routines
Acquire, hold, manage, and develop properties such as vacant lots, abandoned buildings, or foreclosures, and transition them to productive uses, often affordable housing developments.
Provide messages that support physical activity to large and broad audiences using newspapers, radio, television, and billboards
Support a combination of land uses (e.g., residential, commercial, recreational) in development initiatives, often through zoning regulations or Smart Growth initiatives
Support fresh food carts or vehicles that travel to neighborhoods on a set schedule to sell fresh fruits and vegetables