Improving Health Through Food Policy
Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The session will provide participants to discuss and explore a variety of food policy efforts underway in the State of Illinois. Information on three specific policy agenda items and their implementation, in addition to reviewing opportunities for future policy initiatives related to taxation of sugary beverages as a method of decreasing their consumption will be shared with participants. The three policies to be discussed include: implementing a baby friendly hospital policy, reviewing the social and economic factors that contribute to disparities in food access in Illinois and selected policy and community-based initiatives across the state to promote health equity, and the development of support for a sugared sweetened beverage tax. Strategies presented within this session will provide participants with information that may be replicated throughout the nation.
Session Objectives: Participants will discuss the importance of food policies on improving health and preventing obesity.
Participants will discuss the challenges in implementing new food policy.
Participants will explore new opportunities for food policy.
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Organized by: APHA-Council of Affiliates
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, Aging & Public Health, Breastfeeding Forum, Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)