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Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide

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people being active and healthy foods
Developer
Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Year
2009

There are 24 strategies and measures presented in this manual and they are divided into 6 categories that represent different aspects of the physical and food environments. Each strategy is paired with one measure.

Listed in the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework Interpretive Guide.

Used to measure Indicator LT13: Government Incentives and Investments

Funding Source
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Kaiser Permanente.
Free Material
Yes
Cost ($)
$0.00
Evidence
  • Pilot Tested
Evaluation Framework Indicators
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

Of the 24 strategies recommended in this guide, 14 have the potential to assess the impact of the government investments and incentives: a. Increase availability of healthier food and beverage choices in public service settings – Implementation of nutrition standards in government facilities to reduce the availability of unhealthy options and increase the availability of healthy options. b. Improve availability of affordable healthier food and beverage choices in public service settings – Reduce the price of healthy food options relative to the price of unhealthy food options. Potential data sources: c. Provide incentives to food retailers to locate in and/or offer healthier food and beverage choices in underserved Sectors of Influence LT13: Government Investments and Incentives 188 areas – Provide tax incentives, loans, and grants. Potential data sources: d. Improve availability of mechanisms for purchasing foods from farms e. Provide incentives for the production, distribution, and procurement of foods from local farms f. Restrict availability of less healthy foods and beverages in public service settings g. Institute smaller portion size options in public service settings h. Limit advertisements of less healthy foods and beverages in public settings i. Reduce screen time in public service settings j. Enhance infrastructure supporting bicycling k. Enhance infrastructure supporting walking l. Support locating schools within easy walking distance of residential areas m. Improve access to public transportation n. Zone for mixed-use development