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Healthy Eating Active Living - Mapping Attributes using Participatory Photographic Surveys, HEAL MAPPS

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Oregon State University Extension.

Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.* HEAL MAPPS™ helps community stakeholders document people’s experience of place with respect to supports and barriers for habitual healthy eating and physical activity. We will provide your community with a MAPPS™ report to help facilitate and guide your community’s efforts for creating an environment that supports eating healthy and being physically active most every day for children and families. Listed in the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework Interpretive Guide. Used to measure Indicator ST5: Readiness and Need, Indicator MT5: Nutrition Supports, and Indicator MT6: Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Behavior Supports.

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National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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SNAP-Ed Toolkit Classification
  • Evaluated
  • Pilot Tested
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

* SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.

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