Various public health policies have proven effective in promoting physical activity and reducing weight gain and obesity. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiatives are a topic of conversation in communities looking for ways to promote active transportation. SRTS programs encourage children to make walking and bicycling to school part of their daily routines. However, concerns over accidents, injuries and “liability” may not match the realities. This webinar provides an overview of the development and implementation of successful SRTS initiatives.
This webinar provides an overview of why school food procurement is key to changing the nutritional quality of school meals. Presenters highlight schools’ practices of procuring food for federally-funded school meal programs, the legal requirements schools must follow when procuring food, and schools’ opportunities to leverage procurement practices for the improvement of school nutrition.
This webinar series discusses role of local gardening efforts in promoting public health and reducing obesity and provide an overview of important legal and policy considerations impacting local gardening efforts.
Drafting effective policies is critical to achieving overall systems change. Having clear policies helps to avoid confusion and controversy during the implementation phase. This webinar provides tips and suggestions on challenges, and provide tools to overcome those hurdles.
This webinar provides an overview of school policies, explains the importance of a school health council, and outlines key tools to make school policy change a reality.
This webinar addresses how procurement policy change is being implemented across the country through government policy and in private and public organizations. The webinar discusses the importance of procurement policies in creating a healthier work environment, how to successfully implement healthy procurement policies, and how to navigate different legal and policy issues that can arise with the implementation of healthy procurement policies.