Food and Fitness Community - New York City
Priority 1: Advocate for healthier options in local food stores; work in partnership with store owners, youth and youth organizations, WIC programs, schools, and economic development organizations to increase healthy food availability in stores
Goal: To improve nutrition of local residents by improving access to healthy foods (fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, whole grains) in neighborhood stores.
Priority 2: Create community promotion campaign using different media (billboards, posters, mailings, etc) to promote healthy eating and exercise message and promote existing healthy food and fitness programs, like farmers markets and gyms.
Goal: To raise awareness of importance of healthy eating and exercise in order to impact residents’ behavior; to increase consumer demand for and use of existing healthy programs.
Priority 3: Develop a shared team of nutrition educators to staff various community events; create shared scheduling system and curriculum for nutrition educators.
Goal: To increase residents’ knowledge about healthy