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  • What you see here are Healthy Vending Guidelines adopted by our Board of Health in April of this year. It explains which foods are healthiest, healthy and limited, and provides advice for action steps that institutions can take to change the contents of their vending machines so that they include a larger proportion of healthy items. The guidelines are already being piloted by a local housing authority, within a local parks department and within a department of King County.

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  • Communities Putting Prevention to Work in Action: Views from the Field and What’s Ahead Erin MacDougall Healthy Eating and Active Living Program Public Health - Seattle & King County November Communities Putting Prevention to Work in Action:2011 Views from the Field and What’s Ahead Oakland, CA
  • Overview  CDC funding for Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)  Identifying solutions through Healthy Eating policy and systems changes  Focus on food systems, including farmers markets, food policy council, farm to school, healthy retail and healthy food purchasing November Communities Putting Prevention to Work in Action:2011 Views from the Field and What’s Ahead Oakland, CA
  • Public health and food policy efforts in Seattle & King County, Washington  Farm to Table/Cooperative Purchasing  Healthy Vending Policy  Healthy Corner Stores November Communities Putting Prevention to Work in Action:2011 Views from the Field and What’s Ahead Oakland, CA
  • Seattle & King County Farm to Table Project Advancing Cooperative Food Purchasing  Goals:  Increase fruit and vegetable consumption by low income kids and seniors,  Strengthen local food system,  create relationships between providers to promote cooperative purchasing  Partners: City of Seattle, WA State Department of Agriculture, and Puget Sound Food Network  Sixteen programs serving seniors and children in childcare linked to local food producers November Communities Putting Prevention to Work in Action:2011 Views from the Field and What’s Ahead Oakland, CA
  • Seattle & King County King County Board of Health Healthy Vending Guidelines  Goals:  Provide healthier choices in vending machines focused on Dietary Guidelines 2010  Promote best practices for policy adoption and implementation  Useable for diverse types of organizations including public and private Available at: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/%7e/media/health/publi chealth/documents/nutrition/HealthyVendingGuidelines.ashx November Communities Putting Prevention to Work in Action:2011 Views from the Field and What’s Ahead Oakland, CA
  • Seattle & King County Healthy Corner Stores  25 stores in urban and suburban communities  Partnering with Community Based Organizations  Bringing support to businesses including capital www.healthyfoodshere.o rg November Communities Putting Prevention to Work in Action:2011 Views from the Field and What’s Ahead Oakland, CA
  • Approaches for sustainability  Policy and systems changes by their nature are longer lasting and impact more people  CPPW is paying for changes that will live beyond the grant period  Snowball effect where organizations and governments see what others do and want to replicate and increase number of policy leaders  Building the evidence-base for effective interventions in the future November Communities Putting Prevention to Work in Action:2011 Views from the Field and What’s Ahead Oakland, CA
  • Resources  CFSC – foodsecurity.org  USDA Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Initiative - www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/knowyourfarmer  National Farm to School Network – www.farmtoschool.org  National Healthy Corner Store Network – www.healthycornerstores.org/  National Good Food Network - www.ngfn.org/ November Communities Putting Prevention to Work in Action:2011 Views from the Field and What’s Ahead Oakland, CA
  • THANK YOU! Contact information: Erin MacDougall, PhD Healthy Eating and Active Living Program Manager Public Health Seattle & King County 206.263.8804 erin.macdougall@kingcounty.gov November Communities Putting Prevention to Work in Action:2011 Views from the Field and What’s Ahead Oakland, CA