Healthier Foods in Communities

Healthier Foods in Communities

Not everyone has the same access to fresh, healthy foods. And in too many communities, it's easier to find orange soda than an actual orange. If there isn't a farmers market or fresh produce stand near you, why not bring the farm to your community? Joining with others can change the food landscape where you live and impact the health of everyone around you.


Farmers markets:
Something as simple as an empty parking lot and some local growers can bring a fresh source of healthy foods to your community.
A Little Planning Helps Your Heart - and Your Budget

Healthy corner stores:
Move over, colas and frozen burritos. Find out what you can do to bring fresh fruits and other healthy snacks to a corner store near you.
Healthy Corner Stores for Healthy New Orleans Neighborhoods (PDF)

Menu labeling:
Not sure what's in that lunch special? Making families aware of what they're eating can go a long way toward helping communities make smarter choices.
Deciphering the Menu

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The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recommend that children and adolescents aged 6-17 years should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day.
Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit. Learn More!

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