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Obesity Prevention

Long-Term Obesity Prevention Policy Priorities

Obesity Prevention Policy Priorities

  • Nutrition:

·    Schools: Promote the implementation of policies that require all foods and beverages available in schools meet national nutrition guidelines and are fully funded. Advocate for policies identified to reduce exposure to marketing and advertising of unhealthy foods in schools.

·    Communities: Promote the elimination of food deserts in North Carolina through statewide policies and appropriations for healthy food financing and corner store initiatives that improve access to healthy foods (including fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins).

  • Physical Activity/Physical Education: Promote the implementation of quality, comprehensive Physical Education (PE) statewide according to national PE standards set by the Society of Health and Physical Education (SHAPE).
  • Worksite Wellness: Support policies which promote a healthy work environment for employees.

·    Support the adoption and implementation of evidence-based procurement standards for food sold or offered in state government venues.

·    Support the implementation of evidence-based guidelines for healthy eating options for the Legislative Building cafeteria and/or snack bar.

  • Built Environments: Promote the ability of local communities to support routine physical activity and healthy eating through built environment supports, including multi-modal transportation infrastructure (eg. mass transit, sidewalks, bike lanes), recreation opportunities (eg. parks, trails greenways), and food venues (eg. grocery stores, farmers' markets, community gardens). Support the integration of healthy land use (“sustainable communities”) and multi-modal transportation options (“complete streets” and Safe Routes to School policies).

·   Monitor & support the development of Depart. of Transportation’s Complete Streets Initiative

·   Monitor and support the work of the Sustainability Task Force.

  • Support funding for evidence-based obesity prevention programs.

Legislative Childhood Obesity Task Force Report
Click here to view Task Force Recommendations


Talking Points: HB 503 

NC Alliance for Health PDF Advocacy Guide and Workbook

Obesity in NC - Talking Points and Facts

Talking Points- Honors Courses for Healthful Living Education Courses 

Talking Points- Cost Chart from BA Economic Study

Eat Smart Move More: Policy Strategy Platform- Summary of State Legislation

NC Task Force on Preventing Childhood Obesity - Final Report

Eat Smart Move More Policy Strategy Platform

Policy Platform References

Trust for America's Health F as in Fat 2011 Report


2010 Media

6.4.2010- What Other States are Doing to Address Obesity

5.10.2010 -Center for American Progress
Confronting America’s Childhood Obesity Epidemic 

2009 Media

12.14.09 -
Surviving the holidays without packing on pounds

Eat Smart Move More is more than a slogan

12.08.09 - Gaston Gazette
Don't Stress out during this time of the Year

2008 Media

05.21.08 -Greensboro News and Record
Schools short of lunch money

05.20.08 -Greensboro News and Records
School nutrition programs ask for more funding

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