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Community-Wide Campaigns to Promote Healthy Eating



A comprehensive community-based nutrition intervention to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease included community classes, grocery store tours, a supermarket point-of-purchase program, a restaurant labeling program, speakers’ bureaus, home study courses, worksite nutrition programs, and mass media coverage (such as local radio and TV public service announcements, talk shows, and newspaper articles). 


A community-scale urban policy intervention demonstrated that traditional neighborhoods (grid street design, office sites within walking distance of residential areas, shorter building setbacks, and porches with seating) lead to increased physical activity.

A comprehensive community-based intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption included mass media coverage, health education, community organizing, and various policy and environmental changes to support healthy eating.