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Action Strategies Toolkit: A Guide for Local & State Leaders Working to Create Healthy Communities & Prevent Childhood Obesity
Leadership for Healthy Communities, 2010


This guide for local and state leaders outlines the role of policy-makers in preventing childhood obesity and proposes healthy eating and active living strategies for designing healthy communities.

The toolkit offers strategies related to the following areas of active living and healthy eating:

  • Active transportation
  • Land use for active living
  • Open spaces, parks and recreation
  • Quality physical activity in and near schools
  • Safety and crime prevention
  • Quality nutrition in schools
  • Supermarkets and healthy food vendors
  • Farm-fresh local foods
  • Restaurants
  • Food and beverage marketing

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