The following actions
have been identified by our Healthy Eating & Physical Activity
Action Team and community members as ideas for what can work for our
community to make a difference on vegetable consumption.
(A) Actions and Approaches Identified by Our Partners These are actions and approaches that our partners think can make a difference on vegetable consumption.
- Nutrition education
- Advertising and marketing, especially geared to the younger audience
- Identify wellness champions
- Decode food labels
(B) What is Currently Working in Our Community These are actions and approaches that are currently in place in our community to make a difference on vegetable consumption.
- Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less
- Blast Off
- Worksite Wellness Programs
- Living Healthy: Chronic Disease Self-Management
- Food of the Month campaign
- Food relief agencies
- School-based gardens
- Community gardens
- Cooking Matters at the Store
- Healthy Snack Competition
- Community Eligibility Program
- Summer Feeding Program
- Annual Healthy Living Festival
- Home delivered meals
(C) Evidence-Based Strategies These are actions and approaches that have been shown to make a difference on vegetable consumption.
- Increase access to healthy food choices at convenience and other small retail stores
- Increase access and use of community gardens
- Increase access to farmers' markets
- Increase the number of comprehensive plans that include health considerations
The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Action Team completed the
"Whole Distance Exercise" to begin the prioritization process and select
actions to take to address this health priority. The team answered the
- Result: What quality of life conditions do we want for Jackson County residents?
- Experience: How will we recognize this result in everyday life?
- Indicators: How can we measure these experiences?
- Partners: Who has a role to play in this?
- Current Actions: What are we currently doing to address this?
- What Works to Do Better: How can we make our numbers better?
Action Team considered all options including those that were no/low
cost and off the wall. After reviewing our "Current Actions" and
pairing them with "What Works to Do Better," the Action Teams selected
strategies to implement based on feasibility, impact, and resources.