| August 10, 2012 |
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Active Transport to SchoolThese initiatives are designed to encourage and support youth to engage in active transportation (e.g., walking, bicycling, skating) to school.
Enhanced School-Based Physical EducationEnhanced school-based physical education includes strategies to increase the length of or activity level in school-based physical education classes.
Urban Design and Transportation Policies and PracticesThese types of polices and practices can encourage active transportation by facilitating walking, bicycling, and public transportation.
Farm-To-Where-You-Are ProgramsFarm-to-where-you-are programs promote the delivery of regionally grown farm produce to community institutions, farmers markets, and individuals.
Food Policy Councils, and related food advisory councils or coalitions, support and advise citizens and officials in developing policies and programs to improve regional, state, or local food systems.
Food Policy Councils
Food can be sold at a variety of retail venues in a community. To increase fruit and vegetable consumption by community members, it is important to improve access to these venues and to increase the availability of high-quality, affordable fruits and vegetables sold at these locations.
Improving Retail Access for Fruits and Vegetables
Maternity care practices related to breastfeeding take place during the intrapartum hospital stay, which includes immediate prenatal care, care during labor and birthing, and postpartum care.
Maternity Care Practices
Support for breastfeeding in the workplace includes several types of employee benefits and services, such as writing corporate policies to support breastfeeding women, teaching employees about breastfeeding, and providing designated private space for breastfeeding or expressing milk.
Support for Breastfeeding in the Workplace
SSBs are readily accessible in homes, schools, worksites, and communities. Limiting their availability and accessibility can decrease SSB consumption and increase the consumption of more healthful beverages.
Limiting Access to Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs)
Menu-labeling involves providing the nutritional content of foods on menus, menu boards, and food item tags at the point-of-purchase in fast-food and full-service restaurants. Restaurant programs can improve the health of customers by offering and promoting healthier food choices.
Promoting Menu Labeling Policies and Restaurant Programs
- DNPAO State Program Highlights – Promoting Menu Labeling Policies and Restaurant Programs [PDF-135k]
Applying nutrition policies for the reduced consumption of high-energy-dense foods includes several types of strategies, such as establishing policies and practices to improve food and beverage offerings in all licensed child care providers, and limiting competitive foods offered at schools.
Applying Nutrition Policies in Child Care, School, and Worksite Settings
- DNPAO State Program Highlights – Applying Nutrition Policies in Child Care, School, and Worksite Settings [PDF-160k]