Urban planning and zoning approaches to facilitate healthy eating change the environment in which people make choices about what food to eat. By putting restrictions on certain kinds of food outlets (e.g., fast food), or prioritizing the location of healthy food outlets (e.g., farmers’ markets), leaders play an important role in shaping food choices. Urban planning and zoning regulations may also encourage food retailers to offer healthier options in order to conform to those regulations. Such regulations may also address transportation networks to facilitate access to healthy foods.
Convergence Partnership’s Promising Strategies for Creating Healthy Eating & Active Living
Community (including grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and restaurants)