Creating healthier shops: Community health center collaboration with local businesses to increase healthier food options in the south bronx
NYC-DOH guidelines for SHB designation include: Water placed at eye level; Fruits located over the counter or where visible; Offer 1% or 2% milk; Have whole wheat bread options; Stock healthy snacks; Create breakfast and lunch combos; Low sodium and/or no sugar-added canned goods.
SHB team members provide education to owners so they can identify healthy food options. UHP promotes vendors to patients via waiting room presentations and to 600 employees via email blasts. Nutritionists create monthly recipes and lead food demonstrations with over 200 encounters between two supermarkets. As a result of these changes, three vendors received a Proclamation from the Bronx Borough President's Office.
Learning Areas:Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Identify key stakeholders in collaboration with a health care organization. Describe the components of a successful interdisciplinary team structure geared towards community collaboration. List tools for effective communication with local vendors and agencies.
Keyword(s): Food and Nutrition, Community Collaboration
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a nutritionist for the past 34 years in NYC and Director of the Nutrition Department at UHP for 17 years, I have worked on various performance improvement projects and am the lead collaborator on the Shop Healthy Bronx project. Responsible for expanding the nutrition program to various sites. I have conducted multiple community events including 9 Annual Diabetes EXPOS attended by over 500 participants. Contributor to "Cooking with Karla" video posted on You Tube.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.