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1 Eating What’s Around – Health and the Food Environment Presentation to the Association of State & Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors

2 The Food Trust 2 The Food Trust: Improving Access to Nutritious Food

3 Comprehensive School Nutrition Policy To improve the health and well-being of youngsters who are at risk for poor nutritional status, including overweight status, by improving their diets through the adoption of a comprehensive school nutrition policy for the School District of Philadelphia.

4 Goals:  Establishing School Health/Wellness Councils  Completing School Health Index and School Health Action Plan  Initiating social marketing,  Insuring that all foods meet the guidelines,  Integrating 50 hours of nutrition education,  Conducting 10 hours of teacher nutrition training, and  Involving family members and the community.

5 School Nutrition Policy Initiative

6 Supermarkets and healthy food retailers help people maintain a better diet. Increased consumption of fruits and vegetables More likely to maintain a healthy weight

7 The Food Trust brings nutritious food to communities. Supermarkets Farmers’ Markets Corner Stores

8 The Food Trust 8 Advocating for policy change in Pennsylvania

9 The Food Trust 9 Fresh Food Financing Initiative Almost half a million customers 69 projects Over 3,500 jobs Over 1 million sf retail space

10 Philadelphia - Areas of Greatest Need

11 Philadelphia Stores

12 Advocacy Campaigns New York Illinois New Jersey Louisiana Detroit

13 New York

14 Farmers’ Markets

15 EBT & Farmers’ Markets

16 Healthy Corner Store Initiative Students buy an average of 600 calories in snacks and beverages on the way to and from school 96% of the snacks sold in the stores failed to meet the healthy nutritional standard Youth visit corner stores daily, spending an average $2/day

17 Healthy Corner Store Initiative

18 Approach corner stores as a community asset Link corner stores to schools Use social marketing to stimulate demand for healthier snacks Work with store owners to increase healthy snacks Implement research model to assess changes How to change the food being sold at a corner store.

19 Thanks! Contact Info: Yael Lehmann, Executive Director


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