King County, including its principal city of Seattle, is implementing multiple interventions to prevent obesity. Healthy eating strategies include increasing access to healthy foods in schools and childcare settings and supporting the development of healthy corner stores. To increase active living, King County and its cities are including elements in master plans that promote walking and biking, increase access to safe and accessible places for activity in schools and parks, and increase opportunities for physical activity in schools by instituting daily quality physical education and recess in grades K–8.
In the area of tobacco prevention, funds are being used in the seven sectors best positioned in King County to advance tobacco control: media, schools, community organizations, worksites, housing, local government, and community health clinics. The strategies include instituting 100% smoke-free housing, parks, schools, and college campuses and further restricting advertising of tobacco products. Educational campaigns addressing tobacco and unhealthy foods are supporting these interventions.
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