Obesity Prevention

 

Starting in 2020, our Obesity Committee separated into two committees.

2020 Meeting Dates

Access to Healthy Food and Food Security Committee, 1pm-3pm

  • February 17
  • March 16
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • August 17
  • October 19

Physical Activity and PE Committee, 10am-12pm

  • February 24
  • April 20

The meetings will be held at the American Heart Association’s office. Please note their new address: 5001 S. Miami Blvd, Suite 300, Durham, NC 27703. 

2020 Healthy Food Access and Physical Activity Policy Priorities

Promote equitable access to healthy food

  • Promote evidence-based and/or evidence-informed policies and appropriations for healthy food financing initiatives, farm to school programs, farm to early care and education programs, food and nutrition services, and other policies that reduce food insecurity and improve access to healthy food
  • Support efforts to ensure water is free, clean, safe, and accessible in school and early care and education settings
  • Support improvements to statewide Division of Child Development and Early Education childcare regulation standards addressing evidence-based best practices in infant and child nutrition, including breastfeeding, and support the creation of statewide designation or recognition of programs that meet best practices

Promote equitable access to routine physical activity

  • Support strong physical education and opportunities for physical activity in schools
  • Support the ability of local communities to promote access to routine physical activity
  • Support improvements to statewide Division of Child Development and Early Education childcare regulation standards addressing evidence-based best practices in infant and child outdoor learning and play, physical activity, and screen time and support the creation of statewide designation or recognition of programs that meet best practices

Promote: Actively advocate for

Support: Sign letters of support, forward action alerts

Monitor: Track and react to as necessary


Download 2020 NCAH Policy Priorities

 

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