National Prevention Strategy

Healthy Eating

National Prevention Strategy's Healthy Eating

The National Prevention Strategy provides evidence-based Recommendations for Healthy Eating. The Strategy also identifies actions that partners including governments, businesses, health care systems, schools, community organizations and individuals can take to implement these recommendations across multiple settings. The resources in this toolkit are intended to help state and territorial governments and their partners implement the Strategy through the suggested actions below: 

  • Ensure that foods served or sold in government facilities and government-funded programs and institutions (e.g., schools, prisons, juvenile correctional facilities) meet nutrition standards consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Strengthen licensing standards for early learning centers to include nutritional requirements for foods and beverages served.
  • Work with hospitals, early learning centers, health care providers, and community-based organizations to implement breastfeeding policies and programs.
  • Ensure laboratories, businesses, health care, and community partners are prepared to respond to outbreaks of foodborne disease.
  • Use grants, zoning regulations, and other incentives to attract full-service grocery stores, supermarkets, and farmers markets to underserved neighborhoods, and use zoning codes and disincentives to discourage a disproportionately high availability of unhealthy foods, especially around schools.

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