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Changing Access and Availability to Favor Healthy Foods and Beverages

Examples

 

An employee advisory board was formed to advocate for increased availability of healthy food and beverage options in the worksite.

 

A community-based initiative increased access to fruits and vegetables in grocery stores by modifying the location of the fruits and vegetables and increasing the amount of their display case.

A school-based policy was instituted limiting access to school snack bars during school meal service.

 

A government regulation was implemented in Finland requiring restaurants to include vegetables or a salad with all meals.

 

A statewide, school-based policy was implemented placing restrictions on the sale or serving at school of soft drinks, candy bars, food or drinks containing 40% or more sugar or other sweeteners, juice or juice products containing less than 20% real juice, and foods with more than 8 g of fat per serving.