Get Policy Tools to Improve Children’s Health in Your Community
Several health organizations are spurring people to create healthy changes in their regions.
In celebration of the recent Food Revolution Day 2012, a global day of action to help fight the obesity epidemic, ChangeLab Solutuions organized a set of policy tools people need to create a Food Revolution in their communities.
- Model policies for healthier vending machines at school
- Toolkits for community kitchens, play space, and more
- Toolkits for fresher foods in schools, such as school gardening programs, farm-to-school programs, etc.
- Model policies for restricting food and beverage advertising in schools
- Know more about federal legislation on new nutrition standards
- Overcome barriers to providing free drinking water in schools
- Learn the importance of the farm bill
Tools can be found here.
The Society for Behavioral Medicine (SBM) also offers a variety so people can hone their advocacy skills. Their recent paper outlines action steps SBM and its members can take to impact health-related public policy, and SBM also offers a variety of policy statements on topics such as childhood obesity and school-based physical activity.
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- Videos: The Need for Healthier Foods and Beverages
- New Rankings: How Healthy is Your County?
- Video: Investing in the Health of Youth in Santa Cruz County, California
- New Research Discovers Promising Approaches to Prevent Latino Childhood Obesity
- Video: Promoting Healthy Relationships to Prevent Teen Dating Violence and Abuse among Latinos