The Role of Municipalities in Healthy Eating
Contrary to popular opinion, healthy eating is more than an individual choice and is impacted by the settings in which we live. For example, living in a community with predominately unhealthy options, such as fast food outlets and convenience stories, can make healthy choices difficult for residents.
About Alberta’s Nutrition Report Card
To improve eating behaviours – particularly those of our youngest residents – it is helpful to understand the current food and nutrition landscape and how government policies and actions may act as barriers or facilitators to positive change.
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.