Supporting Healthy Eating in Your Municipality
Promoting good food and nutrition is essential to the health and wellbeing of our youngest residents. Healthy eating promotes child growth and development, as well as the prevention of chronic disease.
Once upon a time, we thought healthy eating meant making “good” food choices. However, research has shown that it is not that simple. Our eating habits are also influenced by the settings where we live, play and grow.
Municipalities have the ability to foster environments that provide and encourage healthy food choices, thereby protecting and promoting child and youth health. AUMA, the Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP) and the Benchmarking Food Environments Project at the University of Alberta School of Public Health have partnered to develop a healthy eating information hub for municipalities. The webpages in this hub provide information, tools, and resources to assist municipalities in supporting healthy eating in their communities.