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  1. Healthy Eating Made Easier Amy Ellings, WA State DOH

  2. Structures, Policies, Systems Local, state, federal policies and laws to regulate/support healthy actions Institutions Rules, regulations, policies & informal structures Community Social Networks, Norms, Standards Interpersonal Family, peers, social networks, associations Individual Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs Focus on policies…

  3. Social, cultural & physical environment Health & Well Being Biology Behavior and environments. “Health and well being are affected by a dynamic interaction between biology, behavior, and the environment, an interaction that unfolds over the life course of individuals, families, and communities.” Institute of Medicine. Promoting Health: Intervention Strategies from Social and Behavioral Research. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press, 2000

  4. Nutrition strategies • Increase access to healthy foods • Decrease access to unhealthy foods • Increase support for breastfeeding

  5. Community gardens Food bank Farmers’ market Dining out/ Restaurants Retail Community centers After-school programs Childcare Worksites School Wellness Policies School gardens Farm to school Community breastfeeding Activities from NPA State Plan

  6. Keep in mind… • Low hanging fruit (at first) • Needs • Community support • Political support • Partners • Start small • Bang for the buck • Social justice

  7. Ellensburg Food Bank

  8. Moses Lake Community Gardens

  9. Worksites

  10. Thurston County Breastfeeding

  11. Clark County Fit Pick

  12. Delridge Healthy Corner Stores Before After

  13. Mt. Vernon Farmers Market

  14. Other • Healthy choices at community centers • Childcare screen time reduction • Pierce County SMART menu

  15. Partners in Action Websitewww.wapartnersinaction.org