Nutrition in All Policies: Supporting Healthy Food and Beverage Environments
Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Research has shown that supporting healthy food and beverage environments across a variety of settings enables individuals to make the healthy choice the easy choice. This session will provide examples of nutrition interventions and policies that have led to positive changes in a Los Angeles community church, a large mid-western university, an early childcare center, and at the local level via changes to zoning and land use laws.
Session Objectives: Describe the advantages of a healthy lifestyle intervention in a faith based setting as compared to a more traditional setting; and demonstrate how a church summer camp provided an ideal mutual beneficial environment for a health partnership with a local children's hospital.
Describe the changes in consumption (kilocalories, fat, protein, sugar, calcium, and dietary fiber) before and after implementation of a new vending policy on a University campus.
Explain how zoning and land use laws specifically permit certain types of food outlets, and illustrate the relationship between zoning for healthy food outlets and healthy food outlet availability.
Explain the value of early childcare centers as arenas for preventing and addressing childhood obesity; and assess evaluation methods appropriate for determining the effectiveness of interventions seeking to improve nutrition policy and practices in these settings.
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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights