Physical Activity and Obesity State Plan: Community Food
Wisconsin's nutrition environments support and promote healthy eating
and healthy weight. Nutrition environments, otherwise known as as the
community food system, includes food stores (grocery and convenience
stores), restaurants, farmers' markets, farm stands, gardens, community
supported agriculture (CSAs), and food pantries. Efforts to improve our
nutrition environments in Wisconsin are important, as an individual's
eating habits are directly impacted by the food environments that surround
them. Since 2005, many efforts have been underway to expand current
programs, create resources for improving access, and document the
nutrition environments in Wisconsin communities.
Creating Healthy Food Systems Can Make a Difference.
(Amber Canto, UW-Extension)
objectives and full list of strategies for implementation in
Food System setting.
- Increase access to and affordability of fruits and vegetables.
- Increase access to and promotion of healthy foods in
restaurants, foods stores, and vending.
- Promote access to and consumption of healthful alternatives to
sugar sweetened beverages.
- Increase access to education and programs that support
breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity, and duration.
|Video Success Story (exit DHS)
The Waupaca County NuAct Coalition
has led the development of a community gardening project that
engages community volunteers and donates 100% of its produce to food
|Select Food System Resources for ideas and materials
implement the key strategies.
- Less than 1/4 of Wisconsin adults eat the
recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables.
- Efforts to improve our nutrition environments in Wisconsin are
important, as an individuals eating habits are directly impacted
by the food environments that surround them.
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June 28, 2013